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Diamantina

Formerly a center of the region's diamond mining industry, Diamantina today boasts well-preserved Baroque architecture in its UNESCO-protected historic center. Named Arraial do Tijuco when it was established in the early 18th century, Diamantina changed its name to something befitting a town that owed its wealth to diamond mining. Surrounded by attractive, rocky hills, the town boasts plenty of natural attractions within reach of its well-maintained historic core. Diamantina's cultural attractions reflect the town's colonial history, and the atmosphere of days gone by is replicated in rustic bars, restaurants, and accommodations. Plan your vacation with our Brazil trip planning tool and discover the best things to do in Diamantina.
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Diamantina offers a range of rustic, charatcer-filled accommodations, in keeping with the town's history and chief attractions. Find atmospheric pousadas (guesthouses) dotted around the cobbled streets of the old town, occupying formerly residential streets, with luxury and mid-range options also available. A few more modern standalone hotels have been built in recent years, located away from the historic center and catering to budget-conscious travelers. If you're looking for quick access to the surrounding nature, consider staying at one of the motels and pousadas along Av. Jao Antunes de Oliveira, located in the northwest of town.
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