Mercado Municipal (dos Tropeiros), Diamantina

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Many streets and buildings in this historic city date from the 17th century, the region's gold and diamond digging period. You can find particularly fine examples of Brazilian Baroque architecture, preserved by UNESCO in 1999, in the historic center of town, not far from where the famous town market, Mercado Municipal (dos Tropeiros) is held. Here you can see the Old World collide with the New, as you walk over streets paved with cobbles, locally known as "children's feet." The market itself is the site of a popular fair where you can blend in by dancing with the crowd, listen to traditional and modern music, or relax over some local delicacies and drinks sold right on the spot. Nearby is the Cooperativa de Artesanato, which specializes in the renowned Arraiolos-style wool carpets, which you can also purchase at the market. Make your Diamantina itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • Friday night's handicraft market local food, popular and of great quality. Great price and a lot of variety, is worth knowing.
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  • Near the bus station, I found products made in rual area as rapadura and cheese. all handmade with great prices. At the top of the town, in a well-ventilated place and very clean.
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  • On Saturdays there is a gastronomic and craft fair in the morning and lunchtime. Good to be distracted.
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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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