Tiradentes is a picturesque and historic Brazilian town nestled amid the Serra de São José mountains in Minas Gerais. Named after a local dentist, and carrying the gold rush legacy, Tiradentes is now a retreat for artisans and craftspeople. Baroque facades, colonial architecture, fountains, and churches grace the town, while its beautiful natural surroundings replete with Atlantic forests can be enjoyed onboard the vintage Maria Fumaça train! The central city square of Largo das Forras shaded by trees, branches out via a network of narrow cobblestone streets flanked by well-preserved buildings in white and color accents. The church of San Antonio featuring gold altars and gilded interiors dominates the skyline. Navigating the town by foot or on horse-drawn carriages, enjoy the exotic wildflowers, antique boutiques, the puppet theater, and an abundance of fine-dining restaurants. Tiradentes’ film festival is a big draw, and the annual culinary festival celebrates the array of local produce including cachaca, caramel sweets, and fruit preserves.
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Mae D’Agua is a charming colonial-style property located at the heart of Tiradentes. Conveniently located, most visitors staying here will find that many local attractions are just a ten-minute walk away.
Solar da Ponte is a boutique property set in the historical district of Tiradentes. Conveniently located, it is a stone’s throw away from Forras Square, Automobile Museum and Sao Francisco de Paula Church.