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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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  • The House where lived Chica da Silva is a very beautiful mansion was abandoned and has been restored and is today well tended. Unfortunately in the House there are only a few contemporary paintings on the theme Chica da Silva and nothing else. No furniture, documents or objects of your season. Lack, finally, all kinds of information on the life of Chica da Silva (for more had to resort to the internet). In short, go only if you have time.
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  • story of a slave who had the power not by your beauty, interesting fact was the construction of the Church with a tower in the back.
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  • That's a nice garden well maintained but no furniture and many objects. Has a collection of paintings telling the story of Chica. Expect more history.
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