Brasilia, which is the national capital, is situated 230 miles (370 kilometers) north of Patrocinio.
You don't have to limit yourself to the attractions of Patrocinio because the whole region has been endowed with numerous interesting things to do and see. Patos de Minas and Araxa are two more places worth seeing while you're in Minas Gerais.
For a low-cost outdoors activity that will interest the entire family, be sure to check out the region's fascinating open-air markets and open-air museums. If the weather forecast keeps you indoors, plan to spend some of your time in Minas Gerais 's art museums, theaters and history museums.
If you're the kind of traveler who likes to kick back a little while on vacation, this region is great for shore fishing and picnicking.
Maybe one of the greatest gestures you can make to the locals you meet on your travels is to go to the trouble of a little of their language. "Você é bem-vindo" means "You're welcome" "Queres dançar comigo? " ("Would you like to dance with me?") is also helpful.
Before you head back home, you'll be bidding Patrocinio a fond Adeus (farewell).