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As I have mentioned in my last post, the next time I’d write I would give thoughts about my travel resolutions for 2012. So, I started thinking about my last trips in 2011, and what a better way to decide about the future than revising the past.?! 😉
First stop in 2011, more specifaclly Brasil, was the state of Minas Gerais, located in the SouthEast part of the country!
The area I have explored in the state of Minas is called the HISTORIC CITIES (There is history, culture, religiosity, nature and gastronomy), and my first stop was the city of Tiradentes.
It is considered the second richest church in Brazil in the amount of gold leaf interior details and one of the most beautiful baroque temples. The facade was projected by master Aleijadinho and has also a Sun clock in the churchyard and an organ from the 17th century, considered one of the fifteen most important in the world.
Restaurants: Teatro da Vila – http://www.theatrodavilla.com.br/index.php?secao=teatro
Emporio Santo Antonio:
Accommodation: While there, we have stayed at the Pousada Solar das Pontes – Largo das Mercês , s/n – Tiradentes – MG, Tel +55 32 3355-1255 – http://www.roteirosdecharme.com.br/hotel.php?lang=2&hotel=7