Minas Gerais Experiences

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  • Top Reasons to Go to Minas Gerais

    Colonial Towns: Walk on the paralelepípedos (cobblestones) in Ouro Preto, Diamantina, and Tiradentes, all magnificently preserved baroque towns of... Read more

  • A Bit of History

    Exploration of Minas began in the 17th century, when bandeirantes (bands of adventurers) from the coastal areas came in search of slaves and gold.... Read more

  • Eating Like a Mineiro

    Some gastronomic critics say there are only three native Brazilian cuisines: the cuisine from the North (particularly from Pará); the Capixaba... Read more

  • The Serenade Town

    Diamantina has the distinction of being Brazil's center of serenading. At night, particularly on weekends, romantics gather in a downtown alley... Read more

  • Brazilian Baroque

    When gold was discovered in Minas Gerais in the 17th century, the Portuguese, to ensure their control of the mining industry, exiled the traditional... Read more

  • The Price of Betrayal

    The Inconfidência Mineira, a 1789 attempt to gain independence from Portugal, was to have been led by Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, better... Read more

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