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Casa da Glória, Diamantina

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Built at the end of the 18th century, Casa da Glória is a beautiful building with a rich history. The most striking feature is the blue bridge, built some time after 1867, in order to connect the building with the house across the street. Over the centuries the building has served as a private residence, the home of both politicians and bishops, and as an orphanage run by nuns. Today the building is owned by the Institute of Geosciences of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, and contains a small geological exhibition, as well as some information about the building's history. Put Casa da Glória on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Diamantina vacation route planner.
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  • A must visit, for free, nice museum, nice garden, beautiful premises, university activities ongoing. Unique house pending over the street.  more »
  • A lovely building dating to 1770, beautiful wood on the inside for the floors and other trimmings, Some lovely art and decorations, something to see for sure  more »
  • This place has been the stage of differents stories along history, and if you can stop and listen from the employers is definetely worth it!  more »
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  • Did the internship Eschwege in 2010 at the House of Glory. We spent 15 days. The place is so full of stories, old photos and haunted do's lol
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  • A Centennial with a beautiful and important story to Diamantina. One of the main points the visit for being one of the postcards of the place. There is a video that explains the whole history of the House and the motive for the bridge. Well worth to go and meet him.
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  • Historic place.
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  • A nice place with some built-in accessibility, more with many architectural barriers to the handicapped
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