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Chica da Silva House, Diamantina

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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2.2/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
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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  • The garden is really beautiful and reflects the money and the power that Chica da Silva had at a time when blacks were slaves totally marginalized of society. The building suffered for decades in private hands and was finally taken over by the State, which managed to maintain its preservation. Admission is free, and there are temporary exhibitions. A pity that fails to tell the story of his illustrious resident.
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  • The sensation of the tour of one of the most distinguished figures in the history of Minas Gerais is very rewarding! The only problem that the House has no much to expose, is an empty House with nothing to see! But the meeting is already very good.
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  • I've been there several times accompanying groups, but in September 2016 home was closed by reason of an employee's vacation.
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