"DIAMANTINA" Diamantina by pepples46

Diamantina Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 32 photos

Diamonds are..where...best friends here

City of Diamonds and other precious stones.ca.200km northeast of Belo Horizonte
Mercado Velho in the 17th-18th Century very much the place to buy a Slave..as it was Custom in those days.Brasil, gracas a deus-given that bad custom up when Independences 1804 from Portugal was declared. And of course keeping the precious stones in the Country as well.from the first found in 1720, it took nearly 10years anyway, till the news reached Portugal ^..^


the area around Belo Horizonte-beautiful Horizon.....was rich of minerals, diamonds and gold!!
an incredible immigration flow from all over the world took place, and the Goverment gave generous landrights....

I was always impressed by the brazilian Baroque, also known as baroque mineiro, in whatever form, smooth lines and quiet dynamic
walking around the slopes of Diamantina is a little streneous, Minas Gerais is a hilly country

Pros and Cons
  • In a nutshell:no more Diamonds here ....but the Town as such a bright Diamond
  • Intro Updated Aug 2, 2004
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2005 at 6:20 PM

    Waltraud, another great insight into your 'past' life! Very interesting about how the news of diamonds was not broadcast for 10-years. Also, the comment by Richard Burton struck me as being on the mark!

  • dvideira's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2004 at 10:26 PM

    So good to stroll by your "paginas mineiras"... Eu tambem amo o Barroco Mineiro. Bonito de doer.... Obrigadinha

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2004 at 2:19 AM

    Very interesting info on diamonds and churches/religion in Brasil. The last ones is similar to my homecountry.

  • salinhopt's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2003 at 7:04 PM

    Really nice to see a Diamantina page. I have family there but never searched for photos about the place! It's really beautifull as most part of Brazil citys!

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2003 at 10:41 PM

    you said diamonds?.. oh my.:-) this place is definitely worth a visit.. I can well imagine the voodoo believers being in the minority:-) lovely pics Wal.

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2003 at 6:48 PM

    Looks like a great mining town!! Quite interesting!

  • o00o's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2003 at 2:16 AM

    Thanks for sharing all these info to us, and ofcourse your comment.

  • rozehill's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2003 at 8:50 PM

    Super page with wonderfull and interesting pictures.

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2002 at 11:06 PM

    Great start Wal, I will be back to see more... Lovely photos.. ;-)

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