The first town, first bishopric and first capital of Minas Gerais, Mariana is one of the most important historic cities in Brazil and the first and only city in the colonial period with urban layout designed. Along with Ouro Preto, it owns one of the most beautiful architectural complexes of Minas Gerais Baroque.
Its charm is incomparable. Cobblestone streets and historic monuments, squares well preserved, highlight a strong cultural heritage, expressed in arts and traditions. Rua Direita is considered the most beautiful in Minas Gerais and the city stands the imposing colonial urban architecture.