Mercado Cultural


For handicrafts made of local wood and stone, clay soaps, and semiprecious jewelry, stop by the beautiful old Mercado Cultural. Perched above the river on the main square, the market's construction began construction in the 19th century.

Days and hours aren't consistent, especially during holidays.

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Honors the patron saint of miners – and was built by slaves. The church is open occasionally to visitors during festivals and other special events.

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The lovely Prefeitura Municipal, built in 1860, was the mansion of Colonel César Sá – the Neoclassical details were reportedly added to please his wife.

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