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Sao Joao del Rei— 3 nights
Sao Joao del Rei
Founded as one of the region's great gold mining settlements, Sao Joao del Rei has managed to maintain its prosperity even after the rush died down in the 19th century.Take a break from the city and head to Poco do Coracao and Parque Estadual De Ibitipoca. Memorial Tancredo Neves and Museu Ferroviario will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Sao Joao del Rei side-trips: Complexo da Zilda (in Carrancas) and Parque Estadual do Ibitipoca (in Lima Duarte). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, examine the collection at Museu da FEB, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Rosario church.
For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sao Joao del Rei travel planner.
Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C.
Things to do in Sao Joao del Rei
Carrancas, Parque Estadual do Ibitipoca
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