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Araxa

(3.1/5 based on 500+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: museums, sightseeing, nightlife

Place from where the sun is seen first

Sitting at an altitude of nearly 1,000 m (3,280 ft), Araxa offers some of the best examples of colonial architecture in Minas Gerais state. The hub of the 18th-century gold rush, the city now relies on tourism and the mining of minerals as its main industries. In an urban center with just over 100,000 residents, Araxa attractions include natural mud spas, famed for their healing qualities. Add Araxa and other Brazil destinations to your travel plans using our Brazil vacation route planner.
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