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Tiradentes Travel Guide: 36 reviews and 162 photos

Tiradentes is one of the historical cities in the “circle of gold” in Brazil. It has been kept unspoilt and beautiful. It has plenty of harmonious colonial houses reflecting the city’s elegant spirit. In the years following the gold rush it was forgotten, until in 1970 some businessmen from Rio decided to help restore the beautiful houses. Today it looks as if the whole place has been frozen in time and this makes the tourists happy, at least those who seek peace and a quiet cultural atmosphere. The main attractions are the Railway station, the famous Maria Fumaça, the beautiful churches, the house-museum of Padre Toledo and the colourful houses.
You can still hear the sounds of horse drawn carriages on the cobblestone streets and you can still let yourself get carried away by the charm of the local craft and culture

Tiradentes is also known for the quality and variety of its cuisine, serving typical dishes from the area as well as an array of international dishes.
The local guides offer great hikes on the mountain, the beautiful waterfalls and the hot springs Aguas Santas. They are not hard and offer stunning views of the town from above and the surrounding landscape.
It is 14 kms from São João del Rei and 215 from Rio and only 7 from Bichinho..
Prices are quoted in the brazilian currency real/reais - R$ -, because the rates of dollars or euros change every day. At the time of my visit, January 2009, the dollar was at 2.30 reais and the euro at 3.30R.

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  • Last visit to Tiradentes: Feb 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • MM212's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    What a gorgeous town and beautiful photos. One day I hope to return to Brazil to discover more of the country. Cheers from NYC!

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2009 at 2:50 PM

    Tiradentes must be an interesting little town to explore, as well Bichinho and the art of Toti. Haha, I see you had a lot of fun in Bambunecos :) I loved Brazilian kilo restaurants! Divino Sabor seems a good example.


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