Minas Gerais Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Minas Gerais - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Belo Horizonte 14

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Diamantina 6

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  • House/Mansion/Villa

The Association of Minas Gerais Tourism (AMETUR), is a group of respected, trustworthy ranch owners who have converted their fazendas...

Basílica de Lourdes

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Conceived when the capital was founded but only inaugurated in 1923, Our Lady of Lourdes Church was elevated to the category of basilica...

Casa de Chica da Silva

  • House/Mansion/Villa

One of Brazil's wealthiest and most famous former slaves, Chica da Silva (also spelled Xica da Silva), lived in this colonial house with...

Casa de Juscelino Kubitschek

  • House/Mansion/Villa

The humble childhood home of one of Brazil's most important 20th-century presidents—he was responsible for the construction of Brasília—is...

Casa dos Contos

  • Museum/Gallery

This colonial site dating from the 1780s has had many uses: a prison, a tax collection center, and a coinage house, among others. It...

Catedral Basílica da Sé

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The cathedral, completed in 1760, is best known for its 1701 German organ, built by Arp Schnitger. Transported by mule from Rio de Janeiro...

Caverns and Waterfalls

  • Cave

Just 3 km (2 miles) from São Thomé are a number of caverns, including Carimbado, which is essentially a long and narrow corridor that...

Caxambu Horse-and-Buggy Rides

  • Tour–Sight

A delightful way to explore the streets of Caxambu, as well as old farms in the surrounding area, is by horse and buggy. Rides are arranged...

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

  • Arts/Performance Venue

One of the largest cultural centers in Brazil, the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) hosts a well-curated series of exhibitions,...

Centro de Cultura de Belo Horizonte

  • Library/Archive

The city's only example of the neo-Gothic style of Portuguese inspiration, this building was erected in 1914 to house the first legislative...