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Why Visit Minas Gerais in Brazil?

"With old colonial mining towns, striking baroque architecture and a colourful history, Minas Gerais is the best place to delve into Brazil’s intriguing past."

Minas Gerais is one of Brazil’s most historic states and most famous for the gold rush of the 18th century. Due to the discovery of gold several colonial towns sprung up in the region that today are fine examples of Baroque architecture. Ouro Preto with it’s narrow winding streets, 23 Baroque churches and dramatic setting on the hillside is one of the prettiest. Tiradentes is another endearing town with its horse drawn carriages, cobblestone streets and fine examples of mineiro art. It is possible to visit the oldest gold mine in Brazil in Mariana, a picturesque colonial town, whilst further south the Ibitipoca Reserve offers a taste of rural life.

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When is the Best Time to Visit Minas Gerais in Brazil?

The best time to visit Minas Gerais & Ouro Preto on your Brazil vacation tour is during the dry period of April until October when it is also cooler and less humid. The summer months of November until March are very humid and quite wet.
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What are the Highlights of Minas Gerais, Brazil?

Minas Gerais offers many attractions for culture and architecture enthusiasts. Below are our top experiences and best reasons to visit this historic area.
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★ Take the steam train from Ouro Preto to Mariana

★ Historic houses, antique shops and colonial charm in Tiradentes

★ Go to Congonhas for the dramatic statues of the Prophets by Aleijadinho

★ Disconnect and discover rural Brazilian life at the Ibitipoca Reserve

★ Sample traditional Brazilian cuisine such as Pão de Queijo (cheese bread)

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