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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  • History and beauty
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  • Great view, great to learn a little more of the story in practice.
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  • Special place in our history.
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  • A beautiful gazebo.
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  • Beautiful view of Diamantina
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Where to stay in Diamantina

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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