Minas Gerais is the Brazilian State that has the higher number of historical cities in Brazil. These cities still incarnate the significant period of the rush for Gold and Diamond during the Portuguese colonial phase. Beautiful cities such as Diamantina, Tiradentes, Congonhas, Mariana, São João del-Rei et Ouro Preto which is a UNESCO World Heritage City.
Today, travelling along the Royal Road of Gold offers an enchanting journey where fabulous natural landscapes meet traditional cities. The baroque art, the colonial architecture, the arts and crafts markets, the gastronomy, the traditional music and the popular celebrations in these cities offer a particularly agreeable atmosphere where the past harmoniously blends in the present.
A real travel in time in an exceptional setting!
To have more information on these cities, have a look at History, Culture and Art.