Why don't you spend some time exploring the area? Start with a trip to the the Bom Jesus do Matosinhos.
Minas Gerais is wonderfully endowed with natural and cultural attractions, from big-ticket tourist hotspots to hidden gems that await the more intrepid traveler. Examples of places in the vicinity of Congonhas are Lavras Novas, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the west, and Santana dos Montes, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northwest.
Ouro Preto, is another good place to visit. It is 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Congonhas and offers a wide range of visitor attractions, like Museu da Inconfidencia, Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church and Sao Francisco de Assis Church. Ouro Preto has a lot to offer those willing to stay for a day or two. Nossa Senhora do Pilar Church, Tiradentes Square and Mina da Passagem are some of the other places sure to delight.
The best places for travelers to visit when they arrive in a new town are the spots that best illustrate the local culture. Don't miss Minas Gerais 's history museums, art museums and theaters. For a look into the heart and soul of Congonhas, why not head to the region's many cathedrals.
If you like mixing with folk who share your passions, Minas Gerais offers plenty of specialized activities such as city walking tours.
When it is time to depart from Congonhas, use your last reals on last minute keepsakes and say Adeus (farewell).