Founded in 1699 during the gold rush in Minas Gerais,
Rei has a well-preserved historic center, with baroque churches,
colonial mansions, cobbled streets. It's a real pleasure to walk
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.
graceful baroque church of Church of Saint Francis, one of
All photos throughout this website are by & the property of E. F.
E .F. Giacomelli
Historic Towns Diamantina