"A Fascinating Place" Estado de Minas Gerais by NedHopkins
Estado de Minas Gerais Travel Guide: 393 reviews and 1,190 photos
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:
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The state of Minas Gerais is marvelous for:
+ colonial art (sculpture and painting) and architecture;
+ historical associations;
+ natural scenery;
+ laid-back, friendly people;
+ cuisine; and
+ much else.
- 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.
After the gold played out, in the 18th century, semi-precious stones took pride of place in Minas's exports. Today it's... more travel advice
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