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Museu do Diamante

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nice place

Nice house to visit and the story of diamonds will be explained. Nice visit and we enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2015
fabien2lambersart
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Lambersart, France
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City's diamond museum

The Museu do Diamante, the city's diamond museum, displays equipment used in colonial-period mines... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2012
RobertoAlbuquerque
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Recife, PE
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Aug 2, 2016
“Fantastick artifacts!”
Aug 27, 2015
“Should not be missed, it explains why Diamintina exists at all.”
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Tue-Sat 12pm-5.30pm, Sun 9am-12pm
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Rua Direita, 14 | Centro, Diamantina, State of Minas Gerais 39100-000, Brazil
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(38) 3531-1382
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Reviewed August 2, 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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed August 27, 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.

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank fabien2lambersart
Reviewed October 7, 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

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank PaulistaRiodeJaneiro
Reviewed January 7, 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.

Date of experience: January 2013
Thank 282MarioC
Reviewed July 22, 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

Date of experience: June 2012
Thank RobertoAlbuquerque
Reviewed May 24, 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

Date of experience: May 2012
Thank SandraJ1971
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