Visit the Enchanted City
Mariana - also known as the Enchanted City - was founded in 1696, and was for a short time the capital of Minas Gerais. The town, originally called the Royal Village of Our Lady of Carmel, received its present name Mariana in 1745 in honour of the Queen Maria Ana and this is a rewarding tour with lots to see and do during an action packed day.
You start by walking down the picturesque streets to see houses that date back to the beginning of the 18th century, with balconies of wood, iron and soapstone. In Minas Gerais Plaza you visit the St. Francis of Assis Church, known for its richly sculpted door, the Our Lady of Carmel Church, the City Hall, the Pillory and a lunch is included in the tour.
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