"ESTADO de MINAS GERAIS" Estado de Minas Gerais by pepples46

Estado de Minas Gerais Travel Guide: 399 reviews and 1,223 photos

has a facinating history

the history of Minas Gerais is closely linked to the discovery and independence of Brasil. Gold and Diamonds, Natures gifts to this part of the Country and everybody wanted a piece, Portugal became tremendously rich, and the Spaniards and French joined in wanting a piece of the cake.
but Minas Gerais turned into a powerful force for the new country Brasil when Independece came in 1804
White, Black, Indians and Mestizo joined in the common task, mining and building a new Country.

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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2005 at 2:50 PM

    Very interesting stuff here Waltraud!! Amazing information when you look back on it and think a bit. So many things to see in Brazil - you were lucky to experience this country!

  • Leipzig's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2004 at 1:59 AM

    what a nice page - I love the architecture - reminds me on Central Europe.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2004 at 2:16 AM

    Very interesting info on the largest state of Brasil! No more slaves now there! Nice to see some Portugal there.

  • daarth's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2004 at 1:15 AM

    I learned new things here :-)

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2004 at 5:57 PM

    Interesting history into the development of the area. What a rough trot the slaves had. Beautiful architecture. The zig zag street sounds like San Fran:-) Very interesting page Wal.

  • Imbi's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2004 at 12:23 AM

    Wonderful page.

  • salinhopt's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2004 at 6:32 PM

    Great page about Minas. Portugal had so many influence there. Great photos as ususal Waltraud! :)

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Feb 29, 2004 at 5:11 AM

    3.5 million slaves . . . wow. a familiar legacy . . . great page, wal.

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2004 at 12:45 PM

    Wonderful little page of a fantastic region! Thanks, Wal!!!

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2004 at 7:09 PM

    When I was a "non-serious" traveller, I used to visit Brazil's beaches... Now I do prefer this kind of destinations, indeed... Nice page, Wal.

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