Barbacena, in Minas Gerais, is a city of some 120,000 inhabitants.
Barbacena is located 460 miles (740 kilometers) southeast of the national capital Brasilia and 120 miles (193 kilometers) north of Rio de Janeiro.
If you’re into discovering the heart and soul of a city, you'll enjoy these much-loved public squares and spaces in Barbacena. Andradas Square, Forras Square and Agassis Square are amongst the finest examples of these.
Exposition Park and Halfeld Park are two natural options when it’s time to take a break and enjoy the birdsong. These are just two of the nicer botanical displays that you can enjoy in Barbacena.
To see the number-one landmark in Barbacena, visit the famous Holy Trinity Church. While you are exploring, don't forget that this place is not just attractive, it also reflects an important time in history.
In this culture-loving city, you’ll find a few remarkable museums, such as the Padre Toledo Museum, where culture vultures can learn and be challenged. Take advantage of the quiet atmosphere, ask the staff about any temporary displays, grab something from the gift shop or just explore the echoes of the past.
The Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral is an impressive place of worship that has a rich history. Wander through this captivating building, learn about its past and realize why it is so popular with visitors to the area.
Barbacena is one of those special destinations that rewards visitors prepared to venture away from the main sights. It doesn't matter how many attractions you’ve managed to squeeze into your schedule, no vacation in this city would be complete without checking out the Rosario Church, the Church of Saint Anthony, the Saint Efigenia Chapel and the Saint Joseph Fountain.