"A Fascinating Place" Estado de Minas Gerais by NedHopkins

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

Varieties of Beauty

NOTE: The travel section of the Sunday, 25 October 2009 New York Times is dedicated to South America. The lead story -- first page and two inside pages -- is on Minas Gerais. Curiously, while the piece talks much about Ouro Prêto and Tiradentes, it omits any mention of Congonhas.

The issue may be accessed on the Times' website:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/10/25/travel/25brazil.html?ref=travel

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The state of Minas Gerais is marvelous for:

+ colonial art (sculpture and painting) and architecture;

+ historical associations;

+ gems;

+ natural scenery;

+ laid-back, friendly people;

+ climate;

+ cuisine; and

+ much else.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The art of Aleijadinho; colonial architecture; proximity to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo
  • Cons:I don't live there
  • In a nutshell:Not to be missed.
  • Last visit to Estado de Minas Gerais: Jun 1998
  • Intro Updated Oct 27, 2009
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  • Andreas_Fran's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2003 at 6:57 AM

    Sharing those info is a tribute to this country...

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2003 at 7:42 PM

    excellent page Ned...seeing these treasures in a newish outfit, thank you for sharing

  • scarm's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2003 at 6:16 AM

    Great stuff on Minas Gerais - I could not agree more that this area is definitely a treasure. Waiting for more pics from your next trip!

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