The city gained its name due to the large volume of diamonds found here. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Serro's history begins in 1701, on the banks of the Jequitinhonha river. One of the big highlights of the region is its cheese, Queijo do Serro, whose recipe was awarded intangible heritage status by IEPHA.
Mariana was the first village, city and capital of Minas Gerais and one of the biggest suppliers of gold to the Portuguese Crown.
Capital of Minas until 1987, Ouro Preto interconnects all of the Estrada Real routes. It was founded following the joining of various hamlets that had been established by bandeirantes in 1711, and was also the stage of the Inconfidência Mineira (Mineiro Conspiracy) at the end of the 18th century.
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.DISCOVER
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.DISCOVER
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.DISCOVER
Going from Diamantina to Ouro Preto requires less physical effort that going the opposite way.
The Diamond Path follows the length of the Espinhaço mountain range, which was designated a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 2005.DISCOVER
More than 11 thousand hectares of faith, culture and nature. Spend a night at the Caraça Sanctuary and await a visit from the maned wolf at night.DISCOVER
Enjoy an incredible view of the city whilst walking along a stone path built by 17th-century slaves.DISCOVER