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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.

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Diamantina, Brazil
Diamantina, Brazil
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Diamantina, Brazil
Diamantina, Brazil
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 .

Getting there

Diamantina is about 732 km from Rio de Janeiro and 300 km from Belo Horizonte.

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Local Tours of Brazil

Brazil is an exciting location, and often the only way to enjoy it fully is to join a local tour. Here are some local tours of Brazil that you may want to include to your itinerary. They save you time and cost of doing it yourself. These tours are arranged by Viator, one of the most reputable tour agencies in the market.

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