Caminho dos Escravos, Diamantina

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Learn about the region’s colorful past by visiting Caminho dos Escravos, a stone path built in the 19th century by the local slave population. Located near the historic city of Diamantina, this road was constructed of heavy stone blocks and was long used for the movement of diamonds dug up in this mineral-rich area. Today the historic path is a tourist attraction offering guided walks to visitors interested in local history. Whether you choose to walk just a section of this road or its entire length, make sure to wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Along the way take a little time to observe native forests, rivers, waterfalls, and a panoramic view of the city. Use our Diamantina travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Caminho dos Escravos and other attractions in Diamantina.
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  • The road is long, this well preserved, but in refers to physical punishment and suffering the slaves passed to build it.
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  • Intermediate level trail. Approximately 2:30 round-trip journey. Beautiful way with views to delight!
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  • Visiting the Royal Road heard of guides the stories from the path of gold at the time of the slaves, how could they hide that gold and much more. With this information you can imagine several scenes of the time, the punishments and people that eventually got rich. It's a great history lesson.
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  • Really astonishing place. It brings the past right to the present. And how those slaves were hard workers.
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  • The path itself is nothing impressive. But if you can get good photos of the city (especially combining with the path) of the upper part.
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  • Place overlooking lush!
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  • Beautiful view! But it lacks tourist infrastructure.
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