Vila do Biribiri, Diamantina

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Experience a piece of Brazil’s history with a visit to Vila do Biribiri, an old abandoned textile mill town that was shut down in 1973. The village has been frozen in time with preserved houses of the former employees and the quaint little church. A restaurant called “Raimundo Without Arm”, because the owner really is without is right arm, offers local food and cold beer. The village provides for great hiking and waterfalls about 2 km (1.25 mi) away perfect for a refreshing dip. The village is found within the valley of a green, mountainous region, and is easily accessible from the center of Diamantina, the nearby town. Relax in the gazebo taking in the beautiful landscapes all around you. To visit Vila do Biribiri and other attractions in Diamantina, use our Diamantina vacation builder tool .
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  • Bucolic place, well-preserved village, with two reastaurantes and an Inn. Good place to stay a few days to rest or just to spend the day near Diamantina, waterfall baths.
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  • Is village reminded me very square of Trancoso square of 30 years ago ... but so instead of the sea, the espinhaço mountains with delicious bath spouts. Only 1 hostel on site. Charming and simple as the location.
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  • Nice place, historical, natural and well preserved. Good rides in the vicinity of the ancient manufactures of fabrics that worked. We had lunch at the cozy Restaurant famous bucolic and Raymond without arm.
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  • Place of peace and tranquility, exuberant nature, and well preserved buildings cause us to time travel, polite and hospitable people village. The bars and restaurants leaves a little to be desired, in the quality of food and service. Place that is worth knowing.
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  • Nice place, quiet, nice food, good hiking, waterfalls. Access without asphalt, but nothing complicated.
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  • I lived for a few months and almost heaven on Earth
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  • Beautiful place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty!!!
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  • Magic place!
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Where to stay in Diamantina

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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