Brazil's  Colonial Towns: 
São João del Rei






Founded in 1699 during the gold rush in Minas Gerais, 
  São João del Rei has a well-preserved historic center, with baroque churches, beautiful colonial mansions, cobbled streets.  It's a real pleasure to walk there. 

São João del Rei, about 185 Km from Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais, is well worth a visit.  Nowadays it has a population of about 80,000  -- and it still boasts small-town values. 

Enjoy looking at my pictures of São João del Rei.



 

 


 
 





 
 
 



The graceful baroque church of Church of Saint Francis, one of Aleijadinho's masterpieces

 
 
 
 
 
 





Note: All photos throughout this website are by & the property of E. F. Giacomelli

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© 2004  E .F. Giacomelli
Revised  September 2004



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