Chica da Silva House, Diamantina

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#3 of 13 in Historic Sites in Diamantina
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. With our custom trip planner, Diamantina attractions like Chica da Silva House can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I found it interesting for the history and conservation of the House. There's not much to visit. Rooms and tables, in addition to the garden.
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  • The House is very interesting from the architectural, and for bringing facts of history of Chica da Silva, what makes us travel through time. However, there are not many historical objects, the exhibition's panels that tell a bit of the historical mining towns.
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  • It's a classic mansion. Without much information of Chica. Talking with places we found that she even lived on site. Not recommend for those looking for the story, we feel disappointed and cheated.
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  • Reopens beginning of January. Well preserved on colourful setting.
  • 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.
  • The architecture is very nice, but we only have access to a small part of the building. We can see a few frames and much less about the furniture. Is a blatant propaganda organ responsible and yet are already getting washed out. Do not go with any hope to stay a long time, is a walk of at most 20 me and that if read all q is available.
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  • Just don't give 5 stars because it has a lot of history about her, have only the House preserved. Still, it's a tourist spot.
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  • Some of the points of interest mandatory met in Diamantina. Place preserved, not snake visitation rate. In the House runs a museum with paintings and furniture of the time.
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