Museu do Diamante, Diamantina

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Situated in a city whose name, history, and very existence revolves around the diamond trade, Museu do Diamante retains significant importance to Diamantina. Founded in 1954, the museum holds a large collection of artifacts, including armor, weapons, prints, paintings, sculptures, musical instruments, machinery, and a variety of other interesting material. With its whitewashed walls, vivid blue doors, and gold-painted window frames, the museum building itself is as attractive as its contents. With our online itinerary creator, Diamantina attractions like Museu do Diamante can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We loved this museum, many very interesting things from the 1700s and forward linked to the slavery period and the diamand cultivations. There is no sign outside so hard to find surprisingly, but it i...  more »
  • A small free museum giving the history of diamond mining in the district of Diamantina. Good exhibits and historical information. Access is by very steep steps from the street. Very central.  more »
  • Nice house to visit and the story of diamonds will be explained. Nice visit and we enjoyed the place!!  more »
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  • It was exciting to me that I'm a librarian-memoirist meet close parts of the past of this land blessed named Diamantina and this fantastic Museum and so dilapidated and in need of restoration in your building and collection called Diamond Museum. The figure of the young Cleber that guided us on a tour-journey through the history of Brazil and the Museum itself represented a new generation of young people who want to actually participate in it. My love to all the professionals of this museum so aware and courteous not disturbing in no time with my questions. Congratulations to all. Oh! I have a complaint to make: where's the Museologist to request restoration of the acquis? Await response.
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  • The guide is perfect! Really know everything. Rico place in detail.
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  • Interesting. Attendance is desired as well as the information. The bouncer was so over that soon went away, why not have tabs too? A city as beautiful as Diamantina deserved dedicated and interested in their mansions and museums. For example, the museu da Inconfidência Mineira in Ouro Preto is much higher and the bouncers are extremely kind and still act as guides.
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  • Free entrance, shows the history of Diamantina. Quick tour and guided by trained and educated person.
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