Visiting just one town or city, regardless of its popularity, usually only offers you a limited view into the wider qualities of a region. So schedule in some time to savour Minas Gerais 's other sights and attractions.
If the weather means you don't want to be outside, head to Minas Gerais 's art museums, theaters and history museums. If the weather is fine, head outside to explore Minas Gerais 's open-air markets and open-air museums.
There are heaps of adventures waiting for you in the area around Minas Gerais. Try rock climbing or hiking to really get your blood pumping.
One of the delights of exploring this amazing planet of ours is making use of local languages, so be sure to practice a little Portuguese during your time in Brazil. Why not try using "Você é bem-vindo" This translates to "You're welcome" "Queres dançar comigo? " translates to "Would you like to dance with me?"
The 7th of September is Independence Day, so if you're lucky enough to be in Diamantina then, remember that banks, business and some attractions may have irregular opening hours as the country celebrates.
When your time is up in Diamantina, put the lens cap back on your camera, spend your last of your reals, and bid a fond Adeus (farewell) to this unique vacation spot.