Welcome to Caxambu
Caxambu remains the most venerable of several mineral spa towns in southern Minas – collectively known as the Circuito das Águas. These days it's a tranquil resort for the middle class and the elderly, who come to escape the heat of Rio and the madness of Carnaval, Some couples have been escaping here for decades.
Caxambu’s turn-of-the-century glory, reflected in its old hotels, has faded gradually toward dowdiness. Even so, it's a convenient transport hub for other southern Minas attractions, and worth a look for curiosity's sake if you're passing this way.