Brazil isn’t all beaches and wild street parties! Did you know it is also a country with a fascinating colonial history? And no region tells the story of Brazil’s turbulent past like the Gold Rush centre of Minas Gerais. On this sample itinerary we take you from one colonial gem to the next.
First, fly to Belo Horizonte and then drive to Tiradentes. Don’t forget to take a quick peek inside the San Antonio Church! With hundreds of kilos of gold decoration, the interior is a sharp reminder of the incredible wealth that was concentrated in this region. Next, you’ll visit the jewel in the crown of Brazil’s colonial circuit. Beautiful Ouro Preto is famous for its baroque architecture. Discover the picturesque bridges, fountains and squares, as you walk the winding cobbled streets. Along the way you’ll have a chance to explore the tiny towns of Mariana, Congonhas and Sao Joao del Rei. Marvel at the wealth of these former mining boom towns and imagine the thriving days of yesteryear on this fascinating glimpse of Brazil’s past.
Why not discover even more stunning colonial architecture on our tailor-made Colonial Splendour itinerary? Including Colombia, Panama and Brazils’ north-eastern coast this is the ultimate deep-dive into Latin America’s colonial past.