Places in Espírito Santo & Minas Gerais
Perhaps nowhere else in Minas do the colonial charm and picturesque natural setting blend so harmoniously as in Tiradentes. Quaint historic houses, fringed by exuberant wildflowers, stand out against a backdrop of pretty blue mountains threaded with hiking trails. If you can, visit midweek, when the town’s abundant attractions are most easily appreciated.
Known to the locals as Beagá (pronounced 'bay-ah-gah', Portuguese for BH), Belo Horizonte was named for its beautiful view of nearby mountains. Urban sprawl makes it harder to appreciate the natural setting nowadays, but Brazil’s third-largest city still has considerable charm.
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Tips and articles
Tiradentes: The culinary goldmine of Brazil
You know a place is authentic when the cobblestones are so uneven that your feet take a brutal beating soaking up the nooks and crannies around every corner in town...
A beginner's guide to Brazil
What do you get if you combine cinematic landscapes, kaleidoscopic culture, head-spinning biodiversity and a constant rhythm of carefree joie de vivre? Welcome to Brazil! The world's fifth-largest country commandeers ...
Ilha Grande: tropical island paradise on Brazil’s Costa Verde
Picture this: a tropical island cloaked in 193 square kilometers of rainforest, dotted with spectacular beaches, threaded with walking trails and devoid of motorized vehicles...
A night out in Rio
As the sun sets over Rio de Janeiro's beaches, the city's sun-kissed cariocas (locals) head home to wash off the sand and prepare for a night out on the town...