Route & dates
Start: Sao Joao del Rei
Sao Joao del Rei— 3 nights
End: Sao Joao del Rei
Sao Joao del Rei
Founded as one of the region's great gold mining settlements, Sao Joao del Rei has managed to maintain its prosperity even after the rush died down in the 19th century.Get outdoors at Complex Zilda and Poco do Coracao. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis and Igreja Nossa Senhora das Merces. Go for a jaunt from Sao Joao del Rei to Lima Duarte to see Parque Estadual do Ibitipoca about 2h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Memorial Tancredo Neves, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, stop by Al Bazaar Especiarias, Masalas e Chas, and admire the landmark architecture of Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo.
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If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport and Tancredo Neves International Airport. February in Sao Joao del Rei sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Sao Joao del Rei
Carrancas, Parque Estadual do Ibitipoca