The Enchanted People and Place
In honor to its martyr and hero, defender of the republic and the old city of São José Del Rei, nowadays the charming and touristic Tiradentes.
Tiradentes offers not only great historic patrimony but also ecotourism, arts, handcraft, gastronomy and a wide events’ calendar with choices for every kind of taste and visitor. We want to make your stay truly special, and for that, our reception desk is available at any time to assist you and suggest trips, restaurants, shopping, as well as tourist and cultural attractions.
Trips and Activities Suggested
Bring comfortable shoes. Enjoy the calm and quiet environment of Tiradentes, checking the monuments and other options listed here.
We have selected a few activities with regular programs that could be attractive for visitors. We hope to provide further arrangements for your trip.
During the week
Tiradentes is really proud of its gastronomy. We have five restaurants nominated by GuiaQuattroRodas, a travel guide, and so many others offering good food and service.
We recommend the enchanting night ride on “Jardineira”, a vehicle from 1935 also called Charmosa, which goes around the historic center guided by our friend Luis Fernando. It takes about 80 minutes.
During the day, you may check the main attractions of the historic center by horse cart, leaving from Largo das Forras. Enjoy this unique pleasure.
Local handcrafts are varied and creative. You can find furniture, antiques, art work and stained-art pieces all around the city. The shops are regularly open during the week, on weekends and holidays too. Business hours may vary.
Experience our art works at Circuito Atelier. It houses the main plastic artists of the city and reveals their talents through special works. Visits may be scheduled according to the artists who will open their ateliers.
Consult the cultural agenda and check expositions at Centro Cultural Yves Alves, Biblioteca do Ó, Fundação Oscar Araripe and Sobrado Ramalho.
Save some time to visit Atelier das Artes e Ofícios Burza. For ten generations, the Zacarowyskini family has been committed to the art of producing beautiful knives by hand. There are more than 30 patterns of kitchen, barbecue and hunting knives, all of those made with imported steel and fine woods. The store and office are surprisingly placed in a Russian village replica from the 17th century.
You should also visit the small village of Bichinho – 7 km from Tiradentes – There you will find extraordinary handcraft options, The Automovel Museum and the original Oficina de Agosto, created by the plastic artist Antônio Carlos Bech, mostly called Toti.
There are many options of tours, such as treks through the São José mountains, the cavern of Casa da Pedra with rappel, the boat ride, and others. We suggest some local tour agencies to provide further information and enjoy so many options of visits.
Only on Weekends:
The famous Steam Train ride is from Fridays to Sundays and also on the main events and holidays. It runs 13 km between the cities of Tiradentes and São João Del Rei, in about 30 minutes. Tickets may be purchased at the small station built in 1881. It leaves São João Del Rei at 10am and 3pm and leaves Tiradentes at 1pm and 5pm.
We also suggest a wonderful Organ Concert that always happens on Fridays at the exuberant Main Church of Santo Antônio at 8:30pm. You may even come earlier and appreciate a light and sound show which starts at 8pm in the same place.
On Saturday afternoons we have Cia de Inventos , a marionette theater that entertains people at all ages.
Enjoy the best of your days with us. Choose among the options above or check additional attractions on the next pages.
Area Code 032
Country Code 55 + 32 + telephone number
Postal Code 36.326.000
Voltage: 110 volt