"Brazils pretty mountain state." Estado de Minas Gerais by cachaseiro
Estado de Minas Gerais Travel Guide: 393 reviews and 1,190 photos
Minas gerais is named after all the mines they have in the state as it is one of the places in the world with the most gold, silver and gem stones.
Because of that there was a lot of wealth aquired during the colonial years and today it´s one of the most interesting parts of Brazil seen from a historical point.
The state has many colonial towns with very well preserved buildings, but because it´s a state with no coastline it sees fairly few tourists so there is a chance to see a very pretty part of Brazil without being surrounded by tourists all the time.
There is a little train running between the twe towns Ouro Preto and Mariana. It´s an old train with wooden decor and it... more travel advice
Ouro preto is the most famous town in Minas and a gorgeous place. It´s an old mining town that is UNESCO world heritage... more travel advice
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