Sights

Tiradentes’ center is a compact and photogenic cluster of cobbled streets. The town’s colonial buildings run up a hillside from the main square, Largo das Forras, culminating in the beautiful Igreja Matriz de Santo Antônio. From the terrace in front of the church there’s a stunning view of the terracotta-tiled colonial houses, the green valley and the towering wall of stone formed by the Serra de São José. For another picture-postcard view of town, climb the hill just above the bus station to the grassy square in front of Igreja de São Francisco de Paula.