Getaway to Minas Gerais (neighbour State to Rio)… This State, which made explorers eyes glimmer from the 17th century onwards with the discovery of gold and precious gemstones, continues making 21st century visitors eyes glimmer looking at the well-preserved architectural treasures set in the midst of the beautiful countryside… Ouro Preto, Mariana, Tiradentes,São João del Rei, Congonhas are towns full of history.
Pousada Três Portas: , is a small traditional pousada located on a calm street in the historical centre. There is a small heated indoor pool and the delicious extensive breakfast includes many home-grown products. Weekends, they often have marionette shows for children.
Pousada Solar da Ponte: is part of the upscale ‘Charming Hotels’ (Roteiros de charme) association. It is an elegant colonial structure located in the historical centre of Tiradentes containing inner patios, pool, gardens and sitting rooms. Afternoon tea is an important ceremony and often the occasion to meet with the hotel owner. Young children not admitted.
OURO PRETO :
Pousada Chico Rei: this is the oldest guesthouse in the region dating back to the 18th century, it has welcomed a number of illustrious guest such as Vinicius de Moreas, Pablo Neruda and Simone de Beauvoir. It is well located on a quiet street in the historical centre of Ouro Preto and decorated with period furniture.
Hotel do Teatro: former Masonic home built in the style of a French chalet during the late 19th century under the Emperor Dom Pedro II. It was restored and reopened in 2009. Well situated on a calm street in the historical centre of Ouro Preto.
Pousada Solar do Rosario: also part of the upscale « charming Hotels » association, this charming and very elegant pousada located in the bottom part of the historical centre has all the modern conforts necessary to make your stay pleasant. There is a pool, gardens, restaurant and bar with an excellent wine list.