The elegant colonial architecture of Minas Gerais can be explored in numerous villages and towns from Ouro Preto to Diamantina, Tiradentes and Mariana, to name but a few. The wealth to build these extravagant baroque palaces and churches came from the discovery of gold, and later, precious gemstones, especially diamonds.
Ouro Preto, once named Vila Rica and the largest city in Brazil in the 18th century is a perfect base for discovering the region staying in one of several colonial mansions turned into simple, but charming, hotels. Its numerous churches and museums all display magnificent examples of art from the Barroco Mineiro movement, and you can even visit one of the old gold mines.
‘Greetings. this has turned out to be a paradise in so many ways....so a big thank you from us.
Wonderful support from your company over here....we were met at the airport (with flowers!!!!!) and introduced to our personal guide who is fabulous. Can't get over the attention to detail ....cool flannels, chilled water, fresh juice on arrival, bag full of thoughtful goodies for our trip, wonderful rooms with bathrooms bigger than our bedroom at home(!) and we were upgraded to a suite and as I write we are listening to tropical birdsong as we look out over the lagoon from our balcony. Wow!!!!!
I could go on but I'll spare you.
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Judy and Mike’
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