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Minas Gerais - travel information

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Area: 588,383 km2; Population: 17,891,494 (2000)
Official web site:
Important newspapers: O Estado de Minas; Tribuna de Minas (Juiz de Fora)
Map of Minas Gerais; How to get to Minas Gerais

Minas Gerais and Belo Horizonte

Aleijadinho“s sculpture

The name Minas Gerais means "general mines", and is a reference to the epoch when gold was found in the State.

Important cities in Minas Gerais

Capital city: Belo Horizonte.
Ouro Preto. One of the richest cities during the gold rush period.
Tiradentes. Home town of the greatest Brazilian hero.
Sćo Joćo del Rei. Another one of the colonial cities of Minas Gerais.
Diamantina. Diamond city.
List of all cities in Minas Gerais.

Tourist Attractions and Events in Minas Gerais

Belo Horizonte

Estrada Real. Royal Route. The route used for shipment of gold from interior Minas Gerais to Portugal.


Ouro Preto Churches. The town preserves some of the richest churches in Brazil.

Hotels in Minas Gerais

Hotels in Minas Gerais. List of hotels in the major cities of the State.

Other sites

About Belo Horizonte.

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