Museu de Arte Sacra
Catedral de NS do Pilar
Begun in 1721, São João's cathedral has exuberant gold altars and fine Portuguese tiles. Two of the city's famous orchestras can be...
Igreja de NS do Rosário
This simple church was built in 1719 to honor the patron saint who was protector of the slaves.
Museu Regional São João del Rei
One of the best regional museums in Minas Gerais, this 19th-century colonial mansion houses three floors of antique furniture, sacred...
A cozy little place resembling a rustic cabin transplanted into the big city. Lots of people pack in here every night for delicious...
Ramon prides itself on perfectly cooked meats and all the traditional mineira favorites. For a bargain, try the prato feito (meat,...
Lonely Planet review
In a building that served as the public jail between 1737 and 1850, this recently renovated museum has a small but impressive collection of art from the city’s churches.