Brazil - Minas Gerais & Espirito Santo (PDF Chapter)
This is the Minas Gerais & Espírito Santo chapter from Lonely Planet’s Brazil guidebook.
For those seeking a tangible sense of Brazilian history, no state compares with Minas Gerais, and Minas’ natural wonders are equally alluring. Neighboring Espírito Santo offers an attractive off-the-beaten-track counterpoint, with pretty beach and mountain scenery and some of Brazil’s tastiest seafood.
- check out the 21 galleries of contemporary art at Instituto de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim
- wander among the cobblestone streets and baroque architectural treasures of Ouro Preto
- climb Brazil’s third-tallest mountain, the 2892m Pico da Bandeira in Parque Nacional de Caparaó
- restaurants & accommodations
Coverage includes: Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Ouro Preto, Mariana, Lavras Novas, Congonhas, São João del Rei, Tiradentes, Caxambu, Aiuruoca & the Vale do Matutu, Diamantina, Serro & around, Parque Nacional da Serra do Cipó, Tabuleiro, Parque Natural do Caraça, Parque Nacional de Caparaó, Espírito Santo, Vitória, Itaúnas, Guarapari & around, Domingos Martins and Pedra Azul.
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