Tiradentes Travel Guide

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    view from Matriz de Santo Antonio
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Tiradentes Things to Do

  • Igreja do Rosario dos Pretos-

    Igreja do Rosario dos Pretos or "Church of Our Lady of Rosary of the Black People" was built by and for slaves in 1708 and it was finished in 1719. It was the first church in town. The church today is constructed from granite in a renaissance style and is believed to be the most solid structure in the city. There are paintings on the ceiling and...

  • A Trip on the “Smoking Mary”- Maria...

    In 1881 Don Pedro II inaugurated the West Minas Railroad, a railway of about 775km (465 miles). This route is a part of the few left that still operate as a heritage railway. The American steam locomotive, Maria Fumaça, dates from the beginning of the 20th century and it is in excellent working condition. The train takes you from Tiradentes to São...

  • Bicho Mato

    This is an art gallery. The artist creates decorative art mainly, playing with repeated patterns in different, vibrant colors. The dominating colors are white, green, red and blue. He uses various materials, such as metal, plaster, ceramic and wood. Photography is not allowed but I didn't know that when I took these three photos...or at least I...

  • Inconfidencia Mineira

    At the end of the 18th century some exceptional personalities of the local community, full of passion for freedom and love for their country and inspired by the flame of the French Revolution in 1789, decided to start their own rebellion and created the "Inconfidencia Mineira" against the Portuguese. One of them was "Tiradentes", a national hero....

  • Tiradentes - the hero

    The town took its name from the Brazilian freedom rebel Joaquim Jose da Silva Xavier, who was a dentist. "Tira + dentes" means "pulls teeth"....! He was born in 1746 in a farm near the town of Tiradentes from a father with liberal ideas and member of the local council. He worked as a dentist and became an army officer before organising the...

  • the town's history...

    Back in 1718 it was an old village named São Jose in honour of the future king of Portugal D. Jose. When they found gold in the region the small village attracted more people and became a town in 1860. During the 18th century the town lived from the exploration of gold and was one of the most important producer of gold in Minas. At the end of the...

  • Art Gallery – Angela Nunes

    Angela Nunes is a romantic painter creating works inspired by the natural and architectural beauty of Minas Gerais. She has participated in many collective art exhibition and has made some on her own since 2004. Ateliê: Rua do Chafariz, 156 - centro - Tiradentestel:(32) 3355-1780www.tiradentesgerais.com.br/angelanunesRua Brasil Artes e Oficios Rua...

  • Bichinho

    Bichinho is only 7 km from Tiradentes. It is a small village in a lush environment but packed with artcraft shops, galleries and workshops. Paintings, decoration and furniture are produced and sold to the nearby towns. It is worth visiting as you can watch craftsmen at work, and buy directly. It's really pleasant to walk in the quiet streets of the...

  • ANTIQUE shop-

    Going down Rua da Câmara from Matriz do Santo Antonio, my eyes lingered on an interesting building. I don't know what attracted my attention but I decided to take the photo. Later I saw it as a screen saver of a local computer and learnt that it is the most famous antique shop in Tiradentes, called Antiquario Nobre Decadência. As for the beauty of...

  • TOTI

    One of the first artists that settled in the region was "Toti"- pronounced "tochi". His real name is Antonio Carlos Bech and he was born in Sao Paulo. He decided to start a second life here in the hug of the wonderful nature and the peace of the verdant ambient of Minas. He picked a small village near Tiradentes called Bichinho and in 1991 he...

  • Museum de Padre Toledo

    Father Carlos Correia Toledo e Melo or "Padre Toledo" was a hero, member of the Inconfidência Mineira (Minas Conspiracy). The museum is the Parochial House where he lived. It has 18 rooms, and some of them have their ceilings painted to emphasize the "Five Senses". The "Inconfidência" used to meet here as Padre Toledo was one of the most active...

  • Câmara Municipal

    This was the place of Senate since 1718. When governors and Emperors came to visit they were welcomed here. Between 1890 and 1938 it worked as a forum. The building has been standing here for about three centuries and has an open veranda, central arcade and a crest. You can see it on the left walking downhill from Matriz do Santo Antonio.

  • Igreja Matriz de Santo Antônio

    Santo Antônio is the town's patron saint so this is the most important and the richest church in the town. Its construction started in 1710 and was restored in 1983. A lot of gold was used for the interior decoration. The altars are elegantly decorated with gilded flowers. The stone staircase in front leads to its courtyard from where you can...

  • horse drawn carriages

    The romantic horse drawn carriages are lining in the central square waiting to take you to a trip to the past around the cobblestone streets of the town. It is a pleasant way to see the beautiful town. They ask for 40R$- 50R$ for a ride of half an hour or so but you can always negotiate a lot! Most of them are decorated with themes from fairy...

  • City Hall Building - Prefeitura...

    This is an impressive building of three stories and it dates from the end of the 18th century. It is located on the central square right in the heart of the town. It also houses the City’s Tourism Department and the Post Office. The staff in the tourism office can provide you with a map and information about everything. Even about good food...!It...

  • In the Route of Gold

    Tiradentes is a relaxing little town in the Route of Gold ( the route that the brazilian and portuguese pioneers took to explore gold, diamond and precious stones in the rich land of MInas Gerais ). The picture shows Igreja Matriz ( Main Church ), settled in a hill overlooking the town.

  • Maria Fumaca - Old Train

    Essa maria fumaca da epoca colonial ainda opera ate hoje, fazendo a viagem entre Tiradentes e Sao Joao Del Rey, a viagem nao tem nada demais, mas a antiga locomotiva e um charme a parte, custa em torno de R$10 cada viagem The old machine is still operating between Tirandentes and Sao Joao Del Rey, it´s worth the visit because of it´s charm. It...

  • Ruas de Tiradentes - Tirandetes Streets

    Toda a cidade ainda mantem a maioria das suas casas coloniais. The has kept it´s original colonial houses they way they where builted centuries ago


Tiradentes Hotels

  • Solar da Ponte

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Pousada do Largo

    Praca Largo das Forras, 18, Tiradentes, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Pequena Tiradentes

    Av. Governador Israel Pinheiro, 670, Tiradentes, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

Tiradentes Restaurants

  • Restaurante Divino Sabor

    Restaurante Divino Sabor in my opinion is one of the best in Tiradentes. It's a self service restaurant where you pay by the kilo. There is a great variety of delicious local dishes, meat, fish or vegetables, a large choice of salads, sweets and of course the delicious barbecued meat to complete the picture ! The prices are good for the standard of...

  • Don't miss the food "Mineira!"

    This restaurant was by far the best traditional "Minas" food I had while I was in Brasil. Everyday, they have a self service buffet, and you pay by the weight on your plate. The variety of food is enormous. It is served in soap stone pots, which is very common in this region of Minas Gerais. The food is kept warm by a wood fire stove. Their...

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Tiradentes Nightlife

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    Aluarte: A intimist place

    by butok Written Oct 7, 2003

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    Aluarte was a terrific discovery in Tiradentes. Viewed from outside it looks just like a antique house. When you pass by the long corridor, you get into a beautiful old fashionable bar, with a lot of ambience, decorated with old things and low lighting.

    It’s a must see in Tiradentes.

    Dress Code: Go as you please

    Inside the bar

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Tiradentes Transportation

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    Horse Drawn Carts through Town

    by glabah Written Nov 3, 2003

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    As we had a fairly large group, we were able to lease a train to Tiradentes on an off-season day. Within several minutes a few horse drawn carriages showed up and started to argue about who would get to take us through town.

    The problem of course is that we left quickly thereafter on the train to return. It would have been wonderful to have more time to see this city. However, it is obvious that these horse carts are common, easy to obtain, and competitive price wise.

    Don't worry about the contact information. They'll be there waiting for you.

    Related to:
    • Trains
    • Road Trip

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Tiradentes Shopping

  • Prataria Emilinha - Artesanato

    "Prataria Emilinha Artesanato" is one of the various shops selling metallic or wooden decoration, silverware, antiques and artcraft in general.

  • "Bambunecos"

    In Bichinho we stepped in an impressive shop, "Bambunecos", just to have a look. But the owner , Anton, a fascinated guy, wouldn't let us go. He kept telling us stories and treated us to some shots of pure, strong cachaça so we went away singing! Every single item in his shop is worth looking at. There are not only samples of local artcraft; some...

  • Antiquario e Artesanato Maria Barbosa

    A great variety of wooden furniture and big and small decoration items are packed in and around the shop. There are artistic tables, armoirs, chairs, benches, lamps, dolls, paintings, antiques and a thousand more...Because of the plethora of artcraft being exposed my eyes got a little confused and couldn't like the whole picture. But if you look at...


Tiradentes Off The Beaten Path

  • Carnival in Tiradentes

    This are Pola and me in Tiradentes, celebrating carnival in the street!A Pola e eu no Tiradentes na rua celebrando o carnaval!!!Esas somos Pola y yo en Tiradentes, festejando carnaval en la calle!

  • Go Hiking in the Mountains

    In every hostel/hotel you go, you'll find cards of local guides that are willing to take you for a walk in the mountains. It's a worthy experience...not only to see the city of Tiradentes from above, but also to visit some lovely landscapes and great waterfalls.From the top of the mountains, you can also see the city of São João del Rey.It's not a...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Tiradentes Favorites

  • Pousadas e Restaurantes- Lodging and...

    Quando for para Tiradentes, muito cuidado ao escolher a sua pousada, a maioria das pousadas lhe oferece alto luxo, logo sao muito caras, porem existem excelentes pousadas, a preços razoaveis, pesquise bem antes de reservar. Mesma coisa acontecem com os restaurantes, tiradentes e um polo gastronomico nacional, por isso la se encontram varios Bistros...

  • Chao de Pedra - Rocks floor

    Se voce esta considerando ir a Tiradentes, leve sempre sapatos baixos uma vez que todo o centro historico tem o seu chao de pedras que bem irregular e pode causar tombos facilmente If you are going to Tiradentes, leva your high hills at home, because there, the floor is all made of rocks and it´s pretty irregular, so you can have some pretty nasty...

  • Tiradentes's churches

    It's amazing, Tiradentes is VERY small, but there are LOTS of churches there, here you have one of them...


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