It is one of the best preserved historic centres of baroque art in Brazil. Tiradentes was proclaimed a national heritage site and annually holds an important film festival which promotes and screens Brazilian productions.
It was founded by bandeirantes from São Paulo state with the purpose of connecting Paraty to the towns of the central region of Minas Gerais. Today, the numerous student residences help to create the town's university climate.
It is located in the Serra da Mantiqueira region and is home to the biggest hydromineral complex in the world, with twelve water sources that are famous for its curative properties..
The town was home to the most important port that exported gold from Brazil during the colonial period. It is located almost at sea level, therefore, many of its streets are flooded by the tide at certain times of year..
Whether on the Tiradentes/São João del-Rei or Ouro Preto/Mariana lines, a trip on the Maria Fumaça (steam train) is unmissable.DISCOVER
The set of soapstone sculptures made by Aleijadinho is located in the municipality of Congonhas, located immediately in front of the Bom Jesus de Matosinhos sanctuary.DISCOVER
Located in São João del-Rei, the church is one of the most beautiful constructions that you can see on the circuit of historic cities in Minas Gerais.DISCOVER
Going from Ouro Preto to Paraty requires less physical effort than going the opposite way.
It is a real amusement park for lovers of ecotourism and adventure sports: waterfalls, slides, rapids, caves and rock art.DISCOVER