Diamantina is a small town that clicks to the slopes of the rocky mountains in Brazil. It was founded by diamond prospectors in the 18th century, and is an outstanding example of human cultural and artistic expression in a challenging environment.
Diamantina was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 23rd session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 29 November to 4 December, 1999.
Photos of Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina
Author: Marquesrro (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)
Author: Claus Bunks (public domain)
World Heritage Site Inscription Details
Location: S 18 14 W 43 36 in the state of Minas Gerais
Inscription Year: 1999
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV
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Visiting Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina
Your base for visiting this World Heritage Site is Rio de Janeiro. From there, you can make the arrangement, either on your own or through a travel agency, to go to Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina. As part of the preparations, here's a list of hotels in Rio de Janeiro with online booking facility. Alternatively, you can catch a domentic flight to Belo Horizonte and then take a bus from there. Here are the
hotels in Belo Horizonte
Diamantina is about 732 km from Rio de Janeiro and 300 km from Belo Horizonte.
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