Igreja de NS do Carmo
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...
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...
Museu de Arte Sacra
In a building that served as the public jail between 1737 and 1850, this recently renovated museum has a small but impressive collection...
Constructed in 1893, this grand old theater in the heart of town stages occasional performances throughout the year (many free of...
Ramon prides itself on perfectly cooked meats and all the traditional mineira favorites. For a bargain, try the prato feito (meat,...
Lonely Planet review
This 18th-century church, dominating a lovely triangular praça (plaza), was designed by Aleijadinho, who also did the frontispiece and the sculpture around the door. In the second sacristy is a famous unfinished sculpture of Christ.