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Museu do Diamante

Rua Direita, 14 | Centro, Diamantina, State of Minas Gerais 39100-000, Brazil
(38) 3531-1382
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Fantastick artifacts!

We loved this museum, many very interesting things from the 1700s and forward linked to the slavery... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2016
Grantedwards358
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South America
Should not be missed, it explains why Diamintina exists at all.

A small free museum giving the history of diamond mining in the district of Diamantina. Good... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2015
Jill B
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Tue-Sat 12pm-5.30pm, Sun 9am-12pm
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good39%
  • Average29%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
2 Aug 2016
“Fantastick artifacts!”
27 Aug 2015
“Should not be missed, it explains why Diamintina exists at all.”
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Rua Direita, 14 | Centro, Diamantina, State of Minas Gerais 39100-000, Brazil
City Center
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(38) 3531-1382
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

We loved this museum, many very interesting things from the 1700s and forward linked to the slavery period and the diamand cultivations. There is no sign outside so hard to find surprisingly, but it is between the two churches downtown, a must see.

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Reviewed 27 August 2015

A small free museum giving the history of diamond mining in the district of Diamantina. Good exhibits and historical information. Access is by very steep steps from the street. Very central.

Thank Jill B
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Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Nice house to visit and the story of diamonds will be explained. Nice visit and we enjoyed the place!!

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Reviewed 7 October 2013

As a Diamont Museum very deceiving.....................The interest for those curious about Brazilian History is to know that in this house lived Padre Rolim, one the major figures of Inconfidência Mineira. This is the first real revolution againt the Portuguese crown in the XVIII century, based...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2013

The few (10?) diamonds...? not one bigger than 50 points are in a safe. The other rooms in the museum display furniture. It´s not worth the entry.

Thank Mario C
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

The Museu do Diamante, the city's diamond museum, displays equipment used in colonial-period mines. It's in the former house of Padre Rolim, one of the Inconfidentes (supposedly Chica had once belonged to Rolim as well). Other items on exhibit include instruments made to torture slaves...More

Thank RobertoAlbuquerque
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

I was in Belo Horizonte for 2 weeks and spent one weekend in Diamantina ... LOVED IT !!!!!!!!!!! One of the best kept secrets of Minais Gerais ... quaint little city heavily influenced by Portuguese architecture, food and culture. It's listed on the UNESO list...More

Thank SandraJ1971
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