Diamantina is located in the north of Minas Gerais. It is a truly enchanting place, very much distinct from the other historic towns – perhaps owing to its diamond- studded past.
There is an air of geniality whether it be in the colorful and delicately worked trimmings of the homes, public buildings and churches, in the hints of an influence of Arab luxury in ornamental details or in the very existence of the town which seems to challenge it’s arid and forbiddingly beautiful surroundings.
A truly singular place. Diamantina’s evenings are punctuated by the sounds of serenades, classical and baroque music.