Minas Gerais Vacations

Minas Gerais, in central eastern Brazil, is the fourth largest state, and is relatively conservative and less culturally diverse – more ‘Portuguese’ – than other areas of the country. Cities such as Ouro Preto and Diamantina are known for their colonial architecture and art, whereas the capital, Belo Horizonte, is said to be an “alcoholic’s ... Read more
paradise,” with over 10,000 restaurants and bars. Some of the best cachaca in Brazil is made in Minas Gerais, and the region is famous for its traditional and hearty cuisine, which makes heavy use of mandioca. Make sure to try the typical feijao tropeiro – brown beans cooked with pork rind, eggs, garlic, onion and mandioca flour – and the pao de queijo “Brazilian cheese rolls” that can act as an appetizer or breakfast. The Caparao National Park contains some of Brazil’s highest mountains as well as vast tracts of Atlantic rain forest, whereas regions such as Lagoa Santa are famous for caves and waterfalls. There are also numerous hydrothermal spas down in the south of the state if you feel the need for some hardcore relaxation and rejuvenation.
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Angra Dos Reis

I went to Belo Horizonte looking for a place to rest and find it on the small cities. Great historical place

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Focus on the Capital (BH), and the historic cities, with Ouro Preto topping the list by far... In both cities you will get awesome food, and any kind of bar imaginable. In BH the nightlife is famous nationwide...

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Que energia! Pousada rodeada de natureza e história, em um antigo seminário já visitado e muito bem elogiado por D. Pedro II.

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