Chica da Silva House, Diamantina

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As you walk around the former home of Chica da Silva, you will see old furniture, a collection of extravagant clothes, and a permanent display of paintings and poems, all of which evoke the lavish lifestyle of one of Brazil's wealthiest and most famous former slaves. It will feel like you have stepped back in time as Chica da Silva House, typical of the colonial period, has been well preserved. Temporary exhibitions help you understand further the life of the notorious mulatto, who, having been freed from slavery, went on to enjoy the privileges of the white elite, causing quite the scandal. To visit Chica da Silva House on your holiday in Diamantina, and find out what else Diamantina has to offer, use our Diamantina travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 2, 2017
    The casa da Chica da Silva is a FREE attraction and worth knowing. The whole House has been restored and is very well preserved. Worth the visit.
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  • July 31, 2017
    The House is located right in the historic center and just like most places admission is free ... is a place that doesn't have a lot to look at, but worth checking out
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  • July 26, 2017
    Chica da Silva enchanting. Obviously your image has been much exploited by the cinema and drama, but the historical documents show that she was a nice woman! Sent and desmandava in Diamantina, and was highly respected (obviously because of your husband and possessions, as a black woman in the midst of slavery do what she did was log on right). The House itself is beautiful. Eira, Beira and has Tribeira. Pouquissimas homes has three elements. Facing the front, note the Green tracks before reaching the roof. The set called cimálha before the roof was the threshing floor, and the tribeira, representing title, wealth and possession. The House has pretty pictures, view breathtaking and wonderful outdoor area. Be sure to make the visit with an accredited guide because it's worth every penny.
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  • March 19, 2016
    It's a simple building that represents an interesting piece of Brazilian history - it was a house of a important black woman in the same time of slavery. The house is very well keeping and the visit is pleasant.
  • July 25, 2017
    Worth the visit. Chica da Silva's story is told in poems. Missing indication of the few objects from the time they are in the House. There is no guide to accompany the visit.
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  • May 1, 2017
    Is an interesting tourist spot of Diamantina. It is worth visiting. The only downside is that, generally, not open Sundays and holidays, days when there are greater numbers of tourists in the city.
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  • July 21, 2017
    Best place in town
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  • March 1, 2017
    The place is beautiful and the view of the backyard is charming, worth visiting, but the employees are extremely uninterested and as Museum is to be desired since information and up fatam objects.
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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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