Minas Gerais: land of cheese bread, stunning waterfalls and a super welcoming people. The state full of natural beauty, pleases people who are looking for a more peaceful, romantic trip or even with a lot of adventure tourism.
Precisely because there are so many options, today we have separated 10 incredible places that you need to know in Minas Gerais and discover the charms of this land, good, wow!
In Minas, some of the most important historical cities in our country are located, in addition to beautiful landscapes and a peculiar culture. If you want to be well received and to visit unmissable places, then you must go to Minas Gerais!
1 – Capitol
Close to the Serra da Canastra and on the shores of Lake Furnas, Capitólio is a small city, with just over 8 thousand inhabitants, but of surprising natural beauty.
With canyons over 20 meters high, crystal clear waters and waterfalls with surprising falls, this corner of Minas Gerais is increasingly winning the hearts of tourists.
2 – Ibitipoca State Park
Located in the city of Lima Duarte, the Ibitipoca State Park is considered one of the most beautiful in all of Minas Gerais.
In the heart of Zona da Mata, it is full of caves, viewpoints, beaches, natural pools, waterfalls, in addition to the famous peak of Lombada, 1784 meters high and an unparalleled view.
In addition to access via Lima Duarte (with 30km of land to reach the park), it is also possible to stay overnight in the town of Ibitipoca.
3 – Poços de Caldas
In the south of Minas Gerais, Poços de Caldas has numerous attractions, such as the cable car ride that takes you to the Serra de São Domingos along a path over 1500 m high, in addition to the Christ the Redeemer and the Pedra Balão.
The city also has several sources of therapeutic water and parks with free trails.
At night, lovers can stroll through the central square and enjoy the decor for dating, in addition to having several options for restaurants and bars.
4 – Ouro Preto
The main historic city of Minas Gerais could not fail to be on our list, right?
There, you can walk through its historic streets and admire its preserved architecture, as well as visiting museums and churches with gold-plated interiors.
5 – Serra do Cipó
90 km from the capital, Belo Horizonte, Serra do Cipó is located in the Serra do Espinhaço region, in the middle of the hydrographic basins of the Doce and São Francisco rivers.
There, you will find many waterfalls and an exuberant nature – being able to relax or enjoy the trails and emotions that only waterfalls can provide you.
6 – Araxá
Araxá is one of the cities that gives access to the Serra da Canastra National Park, in addition to being a small and cozy place.
Another highlight is the Grande Hotel. Opened in 1944, it is a true landmark in Brazilian hospitality and there, today, there is a hot spring spa.
So if your goal is to relax, this is your destination, as you will enjoy soaking baths, facial and body treatments, massages and a sauna.
7 – Inhotim
60 km from the capital, located in the city of Brumadinho, Instituto Inhotim is a non-profit institution dedicated to the exhibition, conservation and production of contemporary works of art.
The property has 140 hectares of visitation area and today is a unique place that holds one of the largest and most relevant collections of contemporary art in the world, in addition to a botanical collection with species from all continents.
8 – Monte Verde
If you want to enjoy the ‘cold weather’, Minas Gerais also has great options, with Monte Verde being the most sought after destination.
The highlight is the district of Camanducaia, with a special program in its Winter Festival, demonstrating all the influence of German, Italian and Swiss immigration that the city received.
In addition to the cold weather, visitors can also enjoy the natural attractions and climb the high mountains of Serra da Mantiqueira.
9 – Gonçalves
Known as the pearl of Mantiqueira, Gonçalves is a small town in the south of Minas Gerais that attracts tourists for its natural charms, organic agriculture and irresistible charm.
There, you will find incredible restaurant options (with a typical Minas Gerais or contemporary cuisine), as well as many waterfall options, handicrafts and the super traditional organic fair.
10 – São Thomé das Letras
With a mystical wave, São Thomé das Letras is known for attracting hippies and more “alternative” people.
São Thomé has more than 30 waterfalls, especially the Véu da Noiva, Vale das Borboleta, Shangri-la and Eubiose.
In addition, enjoy the sunset at Morro do Cruzeiro or Pirâmide and have a breathtaking view of the entire Serra da Mantiqueira.
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