CAMINHO DOS
DIAMANTES

In 1729,

the precious stones of Diamantina rose to prominence in the Brazilian and Portuguese economies. The purpose of the Diamond Path was to connect Ouro Preto to the main diamond mining town, Diamantina. It stands out for its breathtaking natural beauty and historic nooks and crannies, in addition to its unique gastronomy.
HOUSE OF
CHICA DA SILVA

The traditional 18th-century construction was home to Chica da Silva, a freed slave who achieved a high social status in the mineiro society - something that was unheard of in that era.

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OLD
MARKET

In Diamantina, the market was originally where goods brought by the muleteers were sold. Nowadays, it is a meeting point where you will find handicrafts and typical food from the region.

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MINE
CHICO REI

The underground excavation is open to visitors and tells the story of a slave who managed to buy their own freedom letter with the gold that he hid in his hair.

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The traveller will cross
395 km

TRAVEL TIME

8 days
27 days
4 days
14 days
26%
is asphalt,
0,5%
are trails
73,5%
dirt roads
Of the 395 km | 178,3
are ascents and descents.

Going from Diamantina to Ouro Preto requires less physical effort that going the opposite way.

SIERRA OF
ESPINHAÇO

The Diamond Path follows the length of the Espinhaço mountain range, which was designated a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 2005.

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