Top things to do in São Thomé das Letras

Buffet in São Thomé das Letras

Restaurante da Sinhá

This family-run self-service place cooks delicious comida mineira over the wood fire. There’s pleasant seating at colorful oilcloth-draped tables, in the old stone house and on the adjacent covered patio.
Pizza in São Thomé das Letras

Ser Criativo

This stone-walled, stone-tabled pizzeria near the top of town wins rave reviews for its extensive menu of wood-fired pizzas. It's an atmospheric evening hangout with a turntable playing scratchy vintage vinyl.
Mineira in São Thomé das Letras

Restaurante das Magas

This friendly spot in a 180-year-old stone house specializes in grilled meats such as picanha (Brazil's favorite cut of steak), along with pizza and traditional mineira fare.
Cultural in São Thomé das Letras

Festa de Agosto

During the third or fourth weekend in August the three-day Festa de Agosto fills São Thomé's streets with live music and other festivities.
Church in São Thomé das Letras

Igreja Matriz de São Thomé

Dating to 1785, this striking yellow church on São Thomé's leafy central square is the town's centerpiece.
Viewpoint in São Thomé das Letras

Mirante

For great mountain views at sunset and sunrise, head up to the lookout 500m above town.
Church in São Thomé das Letras

Igreja de Pedra

This raw stone church, built from local quartzite, is a prime example of São Thomé's rustic traditional architecture.