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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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Where to stay in Diamantina

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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  • The rooms are empty of any furnishing and the patio garden is not really restored. But, there are several paintings with interpretive signage explaining the life of the Chica da Silva across two floor...  more »
  • Chica da Silva was a black slave who married a very influential white man. She was beautiful and intelligent and used her social position to help improve conditions for slaves.  more »
  • One of the place to visit when you are at diamantina. The house is very beatiful. Lots of paintings. The garden is huge Even if there is a lot of work there to do!!  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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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  • 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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  • Without collection. Only the property
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  • Historically very interesting.
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