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Mina do Chico-Rei information
Near Matriz NS da Conceição de Antônio Dias is the abandoned mine of Chico-Rei. There’s little to see as you stoop through the low passageways, but it’s the perfect place to meditate on the fascinating story of this famous king-turned-slave-turned-king-again.