Diamantina is a colonial city in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Its 17th century streets and buildings are witnesses to the country's diamond and gold digging ages, and its historic center has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The bus Station (rodoviária) is located at Largo Dom João, 134. (38) 3531-9176. There are frequent buses from Belo Horizonte by companies São Geraldo and Pássaro Verde (websites in Portuguese only).
There is also one daily arrival from São Paulo.
Colonial houses and streets
Biribiri - A well preserved if tiny 19th-century industrial village, 15km from the city.
Watch the Vesperatas - open shows of traditional music bands, a large event that takes place on the colonial Quitanda street twice a month (from April to October).
Al-Árabe, Praça Dr. Prado, 124. Tel. 38 3531-2281.
O Garimpeiro, Av. da Saudade, 265. Tel. 38 3532-1040.