Things to see and do - Mariana
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Mariana Travel guide
Mariana : Michelin's recommendations
Briefly the administrative centre of Minas Gerais (1709-1720), Mariana was the first city planned by the harbour master's office and the site of its first diocese. This charming, sleepy village, often snubbed by tourists, boasts a splendid and perfectly preserved historical centre. It includes some major Barocco Mineiro buildings (the Baroque of Minas Gerais), such as the Catedral Basilica de N. S. Assunção, and there are elegant colonial buildings lining its wide cobbled streets.
Tourist attractions Mariana : Things to see and do
Praça Cláudio-Manuel BR - Mariana
Work began on the Catédral Basílica de N. S. da Assunção, one of the oldest churches in Minas (1709-1760), barely 12 years after gold had been discovered in the region. Its rectangular shape and the simplicity of its design are typical of early Minei..
Praça Minas Gerais BR - Mariana
In the middle of the Praça Minas Gerais is the pelorinho, a haunting reminder of the tortures inflicted upon slaves. Lining the great green expanse of the square are two Baroque churches: make sure you go inside the more imposing of the two, the Igre..
R. Frei-Durão 49 BR - Mariana
Considered one of the most interesting museums of sacred art in Minas Gerais, the Museu Arquidiocesano de Arte Sacra has a collection of liturgical clothes and objects, as well as paintings by Manuel da Costa Ataíde. It is housed in the old Casa Capi..
Avenida Nossa Senhora do Carmo, 694 BR - Mariana MG 35420-000
Located 800 metres from Mariana historical centre, Avenida Palace Hotel offers free Wi-Fi in public areas, a daily buffet breakfast and 24-hour front desk service. Mina da Passagem Gold Mine is 800 metres away. All rooms at Hotel Avenida Palace are ..
Rua Antonio Olinto, 48 BR - Mariana MG 35420-000
Located in Mariana town centre, this hotel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and free parking. Buffet breakfast and a 24-hour reception are available. Rooms at Hotel Faísca provide a fan, wardrobe, TV and minibar. The private bathroom is fitted with a sh..
Rua Helvio Moreira Moraes 196 - Vila do Carmo BR - Mariana MG 35420-000
Brasil Real offers practical rooms in a convenient location, just 500 metres from Mariana Bus Station and Tourist Centre. It offers free Wi-Fi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Several attractions are also within 500 metres, such as the histor..