Minas Gerais villages


Many of the villages and towns in Minas flourished as a result of the land’s mineral wealth.  Surrounded and protected by mountains, these urban spaces saw the best manifestations of the main aspects of Minas culture and way of life, such as the overt presence of religiosity, the expressiveness of baroque and rococo arts, the diversity of its people, the refinement of feasts and spectacles, the everyday misery as well as the contradictions and conflicts of a society lacking equality.

In this room, we describe a day in a village in 18th century Minas.