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Royal Road

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Royal Road

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The Royal Road (in Portuguese: Estrada Real), in Southeastern Brazil, is one of the oldest roads in the Americas.

Royal Road mark near Tiradentes


Cutting through the States of Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo to the port cities of Paraty and Rio de Janeiro, the Royal Road thrived during the diamond and gold-digging years of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, linking many of the most important historic towns in the region. After many decades out of the spotlight, it is now resurfacing as a popular itinerary for those in search of culture, history, typical regional food and a large variety of outdoors activities.


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Itineraries within that route normally follow:

From Ouro Preto, the Road splits into:

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