Casa da Chica da Silva
This fine colonial mansion was the home of diamond contractor João Fernandes de Oliveira and his longtime partner, the former slave...
Igreja de NS do Rosário dos Pretos
Downhill from the center you'll find Diamantina's oldest church, built by black slaves in 1731. Don't miss the tree out front with a...
Igreja de NS do Carmo
Adorned with rich, golden carvings and a gilded organ made in Diamantina, this is the town’s most opulent church. Constructed between...
Livraria Café Espaço B
This bookstore-cafe is a relaxing spot to mingle with Diamantina’s bohemian set. You can browse books (including a few in English), use...
Occupying the top floor of the home where Juscelino Kubitschek was born, this restaurant has wood floors, tall windows with cathedral...
O Garimpo information
Lonely Planet review
Famous for its regional dishes, the restaurant at Pousada do Garimpo challenges the heftiest of appetites with its house specialty bambá do garimpo, a high-calorie concoction dating back to the diamond-mining days that includes pork chops, beans, rice, finely chopped kale and angu (corn porridge). There's also an occasional all-you-can-eat weekend buffet for R$35.