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Caminho dos Escravos, Diamantina

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
2.9/5 based on 75 reviews on the web
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. Make Caminho dos Escravos part of your personalized Diamantina itinerary using our Diamantina travel itinerary planner.
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  • You can go by car, and go part of the way on foot. That's what we did. The pavement is spectacular ... is broad, flat, and with a thickness awesome!!!! The huge and heavy stones were loaded and stacked without any mortar by the slaves for disposal of gold and diamonds, is to walk and reflect on our past and our history of exploration, and your reflexes in the present day.
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  • Are almost 20 km walk, we went around and around 9:30 16:00, already included the time for rest, snack, contemplation of the landscape. I loved this tour. Led me to reflect on the past, as slaves suffered, build a road for transporting the diamonds it wasn't easy. Some parts require more physical effort. Worth, and recommend hiring a guide. There are tour company in the city that provides, is much safer. On the way back the return drive.
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  • We saw the way to the top of the Hill. A marvel. Hard to imagine that such execution has been hard done by their own sweat and blood of slaves only for passage of a Royal family that never went through.
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  • A pousada é bem próxima ao centro, só tem que subir duas ladeiras. Os quatros são limpos e o café é excelente.
  • Ótimo atendimento. Quartos simples, pequenos, mas muito bem localizada. Ótimo café da manhã.
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