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. Put Vila do Biribiri on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Diamantina travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 9, 2017
    The village was a textile mill and the surrounding area lived its employees, today works there restaurants, a great place to eat a good local food and fresh air!
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  • August 1, 2017
    Beautiful location. Beautiful village history. Beautiful waterfalls en route. Excellent local food in the restaurant of Adilson. It is worth visiting. Recommend.
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  • July 25, 2017
    The village is great for relaxing after visiting the waterfalls to your surroundings, and of course, enjoy a good lunch.
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  • July 29, 2017
    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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  • July 13, 2017
    Nice place, quiet, nice food, good hiking, waterfalls. Access without asphalt, but nothing complicated.
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  • July 21, 2017
    I lived for a few months and almost heaven on Earth
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  • July 29, 2017
    Beautiful place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty!!!
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  • June 18, 2017
    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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