Estado de Minas Gerais Travel Guide

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Belo Horizonte

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Ouro Prêto

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Tiradentes

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Diamantina

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Mariana

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São João del Rei

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Uberlândia

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Poços de Caldas

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Congonhas

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Patos de Minas

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Juiz de Fora

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Itajubá

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Caxambu

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Bocaina de Minas

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Resende Costa

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Piracicaba

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Pampulha

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Nova Lima

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Montes Claros

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Lavras Novas

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Itatiaia

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Brasília de Minas

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Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra

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Belo Horizonte

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  • THE SH*TTIEST AIRPORT EVER.....

    Belo Horizonte Transportation

    Belo Horizonte Int'l Airport Confins Tancredes Neves is IMHO the crappiest airport I ever had the displeasure to use.... Two months before the kick off of the World Football ( for americans: soccer ) Cup the airport is still in shambles..... Check in and arrival all on the same level, a mess... long distance walking, departure gates on the upper...

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  • Royal Golden Tower

    Belo Horizonte Hotels

    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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  • GREAT BUS FROM AIRPORT TO CITY

    Belo Horizonte Transportation

    Belo Horizonte International Airport Confins Tancredes Neves ( named after the man who was to be the first democratically elected president of Brazil after the military rule but happened to die the day before taking office, I believe in 1985....., short name of the aorport is Confins ) is more than 32 km away from the city center...... I asked:...

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Ouro Prêto

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  • Mariana

    Ouro Prêto Off The Beaten Path

    About 16 KM from Ouro Preto, a small but also beautiful town, Mariana, replicates the style and harmony of Ouro Preto, at a smaller scale and in a less beautiful landscape. Now it seems that they put back to work the old train "Maria Fumaça" that offers a pleasant trip of about one hour between the two cities. It was closed when we visited it, and...

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  • Pousada Do Arcanjo

    Ouro Prêto Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • The Town

    Ouro Prêto Things to Do

    The whole town is a sculpture, composed by hundreds of churches and colonial buildings. It's a delight for our eyes, getting the top of one hill, and... to see the other. Absolutely marvelous.Though very steep, the town is small, and easy to see in one or two days, if you skip the details. Otherwise.. only the baroque churches are more then 300!

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Tiradentes

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  • Prataria Emilinha - Artesanato

    Tiradentes Shopping

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

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  • Solar da Ponte

    Tiradentes Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • "Bambunecos"

    Tiradentes Shopping

    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...

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Diamantina

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  • CARNIVAL - Party!!!

    Diamantina Local Customs

    This is what carnival is about!!! Having fun!!!Every street of the city historical center will be crowded with young people dancing, drinking, talking and having fun. From friday night until wednesday morning. Can you believe that???On the market square (a few quarters from the Main Church Square), there is a stage where bands play loud brazilian...

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  • CARNIVAL - Parades

    Diamantina Local Customs

    In Carnival, during the day, there are always some parades passing through the city. People will stop to watch them for a few minutes. It is really fast, unless you want to join them and walk around the city.It is not like Rio?s Carnival so the parades are much simpler. It is a good moment to take pictures, which you will be able to show your...

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  • Walking in Diamantina

    Diamantina Transportation

    While in Diamantina, you won´t even need to use the public transportation. The city is quite small, so you can go to all the places walking (except for the waterfalls). The only problem is that the city was built on a mountain, so be ready for the slopes...

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Mariana

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  • Igreja São Francisco de Assis

    Mariana Things to Do

    Igreja São Francisco de Assis was began in 1763 and was decorated by two excellent artists of the time, Aleijadinho and Atayde. It has soapstone pulpits and altars carved by Aleijadinho and wonderful ceiling panels by Atayde. Depicting the life of the saint these paintings are consindered his masterpiece! Entry 2R$ .Open Tuesdays to Sundays 9:00 to...

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  • Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo

    Mariana Things to Do

    Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, was a Carmelite church and is similar to its "sister" next to it, São Fransisco de Assis. The magnificent facade by Aleijadinho, the artwork of Ataide and and its unique cylindrical towers make it important. It dates back from 1784. It stands on the Praça de Minas Gerais with the rest of the buildings which give a...

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  • Maria Fumaça

    Mariana Things to Do

    The old steam trains, once carrying passengers and cargoes of gold, have been perfectly restored and are now given up to tourism . They make their way through the verdant countryside of Minas and it's the best way to move and enjoy nature. Being part of a touristic project, the trains started functioning again in 2006 and has been a great...

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São João del Rei

  • Pelourinho Restaurante

    São João del Rei Restaurants

    Pelourinho Restaurante is also next to the Station and on the bank of the river. It is a self service restaurant with rich buffets, with typical local dishes of meat, fish, beans, vegetables and desserts.. It also serves A la Carte. It is open daily from 10:00 until 15:00.

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  • Kalahari Cafe

    São João del Rei Nightlife

    Uma boate legalzinha, tem um espaco fechado com pista de danca e um espaco ao ar livre aonde geralmente rolam shows, ate o carnaval de 2004 era a unica boate da cidade A nice cool club, with two separeted enviroments, one, closed, with a dance floor and other a big open space where they generally have live music, until Carnival 2004 this was the...

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  • Tancredo Neves was from here.

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    Tancredo Neves was born in Sao Joao del Rei and was a very popular brazilian politician who was active against the military regime that ruled Brazil for many years.When the military rule finally came to an end in 1985 Tancredo Neves was elected president of Brazil but never got to serve as president as he got sick the night before his inaguration...

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Uberlândia

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  • Fine Jewels

    Uberlândia Shopping

    Nice cozy Jewel shop located in the center of Uberlândia, Aparatto Jóias has been selling its jewels for 15 years now.70% of the jewels being displayed are produced by theme selves Gold & Silver Jewels and wrist Watches.

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  • Plaza Shopping Hotel

    Uberlândia Hotels

    Rua da Bandeira, 400 (Anexo ao Center Shopping), Uberlandia, State of Minas Gerais, 38405174, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Water Falls

    Uberlândia Things to Do

    This city is at the junctions of many roads leading to the west and north of Brazil. It is a cozy working city. The people ar edown to earth and very helpful as in all of Brazil.The waterfalls are on outside of the City. They are next to the Water purification plant. The engineers diverted the flow of water from the river to the plant and made the...

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Poços de Caldas

  • The different view

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    visit the Christ statue and enjoy the beautiful view over the city. You can either hike up there (the hiking trail through a kind of rain forest starts at the Lover's Fountain, have a look at my must sees for the addy), use the cable car or go by car.

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  • Fonte dos Amores

    Poços de Caldas Things to Do

    Fonte dos Amores - The Lovers' FountainIn order to get there, you've to enter a kind of rainforest. It was really cool somehow for I had never seen something like this before.This is also where the track up to the Christ Statue begins.

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  • Véu das Noivas waterfalls

    Poços de Caldas Things to Do

    I was told that actually there is much more water running down, but for it hadn't rained for quite a long time this is what it looked like; beautiful anyway, isn't it? :-)Next to the waterfalls is a building where souvenirs of Pocos and things like these were sold.Also there is a kart lane or something nearby.

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Congonhas

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  • Tiradentes

    Congonhas Off The Beaten Path

    Close to Congonhas and easy to join in the same visit, Tiradentes seems son of Congonhas and Parati. The problem is that you need to visit all of them to understand what I mean... At least it shows the Portuguese colonial architecture, very similar with Parati, together wiht the baroque style that gets its top in Congonhas (Ouro Preto is an apart...

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  • The chapels of the passion

    Congonhas Things to Do

    Let me translate some words of prof. Moacyr Vasconcellos: “In only 200 meters in straight line, in the modest town of Congonhas do Campo, in the mountains of Minas Gerais, thousands of kilometres from the big centres of western civilizations, there are concentrated 78 sculptures which compose the most fabulous ensemble of baroque art in the world:...

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  • Aleijadinho's masterpieces

    Congonhas Things to Do

    The church of Bom Jesus de Matosinhos is surrounded by a large collection of some of the most famous statues of Brazil. Several times showed in Brazilian novels that fill Portuguese TV, it was for us more like a meeting then a discovery. But we enjoyed it (specially Fernanda).

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Patos de Minas

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    The Warm Welcome by the Duck Family
    Patos is the portuguese word for Ducks. Therefore, when traveling to the town of Patos de Minas, visitors would expect to see some ducks around :) ...

    ... and YES, there they were, right at the southern entrance of the town there's a Duck Family giving a warm welcome to the visitors. Very nice.

    Have you noticed the little duck waving to you ??
    (maybe you should check my 3 pictures of this tip).

    Patos de Minas is located in the west side of the Minas Gerais state, in Brasil.

    The little duck is in the middle.

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Juiz de Fora

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  • Capybaras

    Juiz de Fora Things to Do

    While they might be always visible, they are almost always around in the waters of the jungles. Capybaras are the largest rodent in the world and just one of the unique wildlife to see in Brazil.Better chances to see them are in the Pantanal and other watery areas, but even in Juiz de Fora, I found a family of 6. They are predominately always...

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  • Victory Business Hotel

    Juiz de Fora Hotels

    Av Independencia 1850, Sao Mateus, JUIZ DE FORA, M

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Walking Street - Rua Halfeld

    Juiz de Fora Things to Do

    Pardon the pun, but I rather stumbled upon this pedestrian street by accident. The local stores are benefiting from the efforts to keep these streets clean and preserved, making them a more desirable location.According to the plaque at the end of the road, the governor issued a mandate in 1987 that all electrical cables shall be passed underground...

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Caxambu

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  • Parque das Aguas.

    Caxambu Things to Do

    The park covers 210 square kilometers and is protected by the State Institute of Artistic and Historical Patrimony. Its ferruginous (containing iron) waters give the lake a brownish colour which of course is not dirt. It is a good quality water which comes out from 12 fountains in the park. Each one has a different chemical composition. The cable...

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  • Commercial Center

    Caxambu Shopping

    Next to the entrance of the park is the Commercial Center where one can find the usual local artcraft of Minas.More shops are on the main streets in the center and on top of the ferry cable.

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  • Mother church

    Caxambu Things to Do

    This elegant church has a domineering position in the city's landscape. Mother church was built between 1892 and 1906. It has a Gothic style and is the scenery for many religious celebrations. The photo was taken from the other church of Santa Isabel.

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Bocaina de Minas

  • BEST TACO IN MY LIFE!

    Bocaina de Minas Restaurants

    I have never had a TACO IN MEXICO,,,I wish I could one day!!! But for sure hidden in the mountains of Rio we had a great taco that El Cubano Henrique never will tell you the secret! We had that glorious TACO as the entrance of a magical dinner with the best of cuban food!!!And you can find this place in a location that no traveller have hear when...

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  • AT NIGHT??? GO TO CUBA

    Bocaina de Minas Restaurants

    Henrique left Cuba some years ago and decided to live in the mountains of Rio with his family, his great charisma, music and deep knowledge about cuban, mexican and californian cuisine made a very famous restaurant, luckly very close to our camping field and one evening we decide to stop by.We had tons of laughter with this guy and we joined us in...

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  • HAPPY AND FROZEN FACES

    Bocaina de Minas Off The Beaten Path

    Hahahahaha they must be very proud to have tasted the coldest water for the first time in their lives, I confess I did not hav anough guts to do that, but i should remember you that in Canada during the winter, most precisely in Mont Tremblent I could dive in a frozen pool!But in that time I was 3 years younger, now on the top of my 36 years old it...

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Resende Costa

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  • Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Penha de...

    Resende Costa Things to Do

    Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Penha de Franca is built on the top of the rock. People coming to enjoy the stunning views from the top always pay a visit to the beautiful church.It was one of the first things built in 1749 and it was expanded later. In the first half of the 20th century it was partially demolished for construction reasons and rebuilt...

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  • weaving center

    Resende Costa Things to Do

    Resende Costa is famous for its manual weaving. They work in looms and produce rugs, curtains, sofa throws, bedspreads, pillows, bags and a lot more. They also make beautiful ceramic vases and large pots, along with the traditional souvenirs of Minas. All action takes place on the main road that runs all along the village.Artesanato "Agua na Boca"...

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