Minas Gerais, lands of towns and colonial cities, mountains and cachoeiras (waterfalls). Oh, and as all Brazilians say: the best food in the country. How I miss the first night having cachaça and queijo mineiro (homemade cheese) in the main square of Ouro Preto. The surface of this state is greater than that of all Spain... You can quickly get an idea of the magnitude of the territory... There are a thousand places to visit and, obviously, I did not visit all of them. I rather visited a small portion. Some worthwhile places are:
Ouro Preto, one of the most beautiful cities in Brazil, with colonial houses and churches everywhere. Here also takes place one of the most famous carnivals in the country (along with those of Rio and Olinda). A beautiful city that is close by is Mariana, where you can take a one or two-day excursion.
Lavras Novas, a small town in a natural enigmatic place. Walk “three steps” to find some very cool waterfalls.
São Tomé das Letras, small village in the mountains with a special atmosphere and people.