At the beginning of the 18th century, the future Tiradentes was just another prosperous mining town in Minas Gerais. In 1718 it was elevated to the category of town and renamed São José, in honor of the Portuguese prince. The current name came only after the Republic, in reference to […]
History and Cities of Brazil
Brazil is the largest country in South America and the only country in America whose official language is Portuguese.
Considered one of the largest economies in the world, the country has enormous biodiversity. Brazil is the largest country in South America and one of the largest economies in the world.
Brazil’s history begins with the arrival of the first humans in South America.
At the end of the 15th century, at the time of the Treaty of Tordesillas, the entire area now known as Brazil was inhabited by semi-nomadic tribes who subsisted on hunting, fishing, gathering and agriculture.
Cities of Brazil
Brazil has several historic cities that are true cultural and architectural treasures.
Brazil has 26 states and a Federal District.
Each state has cities that are important from a cultural, tourist, environmental, historical and economic point of view, among others.
But when it comes to cities in Brazil, there are some that deserve to be highlighted, whether for their role in the country’s economy, their historical context, their population concentration, among other criteria.
The Curial Chapel of São Francisco de Assis has various names, such as the Igreja São Francisco de Assis of Belo Horizonte or Igrejinha da Pampulha, in Belo Horizonte, as it is popularly known. History and Architecture of Igrejinha da Pampulha or Igreja São Francisco de Assis de Belo Horizonte […]
The Church of São Francisco de Assis, located in Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, is considered one of the masterpieces of the Brazilian Baroque. During the colonial period, no city grew as much and as fast as the curvaceous Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais. The abundance of gold and precious metals […]
Aleijadinho is considered the greatest representative of the Baroque style in Minas Gerais and is known for his soapstone sculptures, wood carvings, altars and churches. Biography of Antônio Francisco Lisboa, better known as Aleijadinho Antônio Francisco Lisboa (1738-1814), better known by his nickname Aleijadinho, was born in Ouro Preto, the […]
The Sanctuary of Bom Senhor Jesus de Matozinhos is home to one of the most valuable monuments on the planet and is located in the city of Congonhas, in the central region of Minas Gerais. Geniuses such as Aleijadinho and Mestre Ataíde not only created true masterpieces, but also promoted […]
Mariana in Minas Gerais is one of the most important historic cities on the Minas Gerais Gold Circuit. Together with its districts, it holds interesting relics from the time when the history of the state began to be drawn. Mariana was the first capital of Minas Gerais, the first city […]
Look at the road, look at the bridge, look at the mountain / where the white church is cut out. This is how Cecília Meireles described the old Vila Rica, and this is how – the church towers and the old roofs standing out against the dark backdrop of the […]