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Chica da Silva House, Diamantina

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Historic Site
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 building is well preserved but stripped of furniture and utensils. ! Very well maintained garden, too. Visit free of charge but super fast.
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  • The House is fantastic and has a history of great value, upon entering the home you notice the wealth and grandeur that made the slave Queen of Diamantina was envied by the locals of the time. A backyard that deserves more care by parts of the Administration, because I paid a visit a few years ago and the outside also offers much to visitors, which now does not happen. I hope in next visit eoncontrar external space improved. Recommend
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  • A beautiful garden which portrays some of the life of Chica da Silva. The visit is free. The House opens from Tuesday to Sunday, closing on Sunday the 12:00. Without a doubt, worth the visit.
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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.
  • 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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  • The House is cool. Airy and the yard and great. As Museum and terrible. There's nothing wrong with him, the House is empty.
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  • The House is very nice, with a beautiful view of the city. The backyard is large, but careless. However, there is a lack of information. The attendants are uninterested. Visiting hours is pretty weird too, opening the visitation, on weekdays, only at noon.
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  • The place after retirement was beautiful. You can feel the atmosphere and return to the past.
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