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Review of Museu do Diamante

Museu do Diamante
Ranked #10 of 35 things to do in Diamantina
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Owner description: Tue-Sat 12pm-5.30pm, Sun 9am-12pm
Reviewed 7 October 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 on the ideas of the American Independence. And Padre Rolim, despite being a priest, was one of the most violent & leading figure of this Revolution. Not a single word about this in English or in any other language.............. Only a small plate close to entrance in Portuguse............

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Reviewed 7 January 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.

Thank Mario C
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Reviewed 22 July 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 and sacred art from the 16th to the 19th centuries. There are guided tours of the rooms where diamonds were classified and separated.

Thank RobertoAlbuquerque
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Reviewed 24 May 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 of world heritage preserved sites ... cobblestone streets and buildings dating back to the 1800's ... food is amazing, people are super friendly, super proud of their city and amazingly every person I spoke to knew all about the history of their city !!

Thank SandraJ1971
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