Unique Places in Estado de Minas Gerais

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    A One and a Half Horse Town
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    Cities by the trail

    by pepples46 Updated Feb 2, 2006

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    Sao Joao Del Rei, like Ouro Preto, Tiradentes and all other Towns, build in the...Baroque Mineiro, the art of Aleijadinho and the cobblestones streets fittingly showing off the Towns wealthy coffers , Slaves had to build miles of miles in seering heat. it is documented, that over 3.5mill Slaves had set food on Brasil shores...and an ironic twist in that was, they all where christianed. the Portugues believed no soul should die without having the chance to go to heaven.

    Sao Joao Del Rei
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    Diamantina

    by pepples46 Updated Feb 2, 2006

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    Cities and Towns along the Royal Trail, inviting to stay and exploring an architecture seldom being seen in other countries, similar perhaps, reminding of portugues influence, but unique in many ways and clever innovation like the Passage Building in Diamantina, later became the Mayor Office...Prefeitura.
    Diamantina around 250 km northeast of Belo Horizonte

    Diamantina
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    Nova Lima

    by pepples46 Updated Feb 2, 2006

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    the Town I am very fond of. My best friend lived and worked here in a Volunteer Project, teaching weaving and batic, building an Artschool which exsist and functioned till today.
    Nova Lima, in the early days of the Bandeirantes and colonisation, they called the Town... Ribeiro do Campo....1923 it was renamed Nova Lima and is not far from Belo Horizonte,around 20km or 1/2 of an hours drive, hilly and green enviroment. great fauna and flora in the forest of Nova Lima, the Serra do Curral surrounds the Town.
    on an altitud of around 750m, with a very nice climate, pleasant summer and mild winters, though it rains quite often.
    the urban landscape is build, curriously by the English in the 18th century.the process of iron was established by the English too and the Zig-Zag street one of the curiosities in Nova Lima

    Igreja Bonfim
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    the royal trails

    by pepples46 Updated Feb 2, 2006

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    the royal trails linked the State Minas Gerais to the sea, from Diamantina to Parati State Rio de Janairo. the gold passed through and goods coming in from the coast.
    the royal trail refers to the settlers and slaves alike, lush vegetation, the soil rich with gold, diamonds and minerals.
    Towns like Diamantina, Sabara, Mariana where build by settlers from the old country Europe, with the use of slaves and indiginous people building a new country, Brasil.

    the Historian Luiz Felipe de Alencastro put it this way: ' Minas was inventing Brasil, or better, Minas was creating Brasil.'

    the trails are around 500km from Rio de Janeiro and around 250km from Belo Horizonte, the Capital of Minas Gerais..please click on the pix

    people on the path the red soil I love so much
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    Sao Joao Del Rei

    by pepples46 Updated Aug 12, 2004

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    the Railwaystation Maria Fumaca ...steel Maschine...linking the Town with Tiradentes Town.the Station was build in 1880, a superb building, like the churches, everything was high quality craftsmanship....money no problem.
    Aleijadinho worked in the Town too, and Neves, an other bras. President was born here

    old Railwaystation
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    See, Alas, the Land Violated

    by NedHopkins Written Dec 7, 2003

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    After the gold played out, in the 18th century, semi-precious stones took pride of place in Minas's exports. Today it's iron ore — but gems are still extensively mined.

    The hill here being ravaged is has a rich load of imperial topaz, one of the most valuable of semi-precious stones.

    The "mine" is near Mariana.

    Imperial Topaz Mine
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    This geological paradise,the...

    by janaina Written Sep 15, 2002

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    This geological paradise,the mountains and the collors of them,the water falls on the way and the natural pools!
    fauna and vegetation are very unique to this area!

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    This geological paradise,the...

    by janaina Written Sep 7, 2002

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    This geological paradise,the mountains and the collors of them,the water falls on the way and the natural pools!
    fauna and vegetation are very unique to this area!

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Estado de Minas Gerais Hotels

  • Pousada Do Arcanjo

    Rua Sao Miguel Arcanjo, 270, Ouro Preto, State of Para, 35.400-000, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Royal Golden Tower

    Yeah I would recommend it! This was the first time I went to BH, but for sure I'll stay in this nice...

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  • Solar da Ponte

    Praca das Merces S/N0 - Tiradentes, Tiradentes, State of Minas Gerais, 36325-000, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

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