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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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  • House preserved as it was when Chica lived there (minus the paint from the walls, left a little bit to show). A guide explains the details on visit.
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  • The house belonged to slave Chica da Silva. Worth and admission is free. Not possess many details of the story is more to home. For those who like the historical part is essential.
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  • Impossible to visit the city of Diamantina and not visit the home of Chica da Silva. It is located in the Centre and is quite visited and admired by conservation. The story is quite interesting, worth checking out and see some of this woman as smart, strong and beautiful!
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