Founded in 1702 and years later named after the leader of the Inconfidencia Mineira, Tiradentes today is a sleepy place, full of cobbled streets and magnificent colonial architecture.
Tiradentes was founded in 1702 as Sao Jose del Rei, but after Brazil became a republic in 1889 the town was renamed in honour of the leader of the Inconfidencia Mineira, a plot by 12 citizens of Ouro Preto to gain Brazilian independence in 1789.
Tiradentes and his men were betrayed and he was executed pretty much before they even started. The town today is a sleepy place, full of cobbled streets and magnificent colonial architecture.
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Photos of Tiradentes
Accommodation in Tiradentes
Pousada Villa Allegra
Villa Allegra is a pleasant hotel located approximately ten minutes walk from the historic centre of Tiradentes.
Solar da Ponte
One of the best character hotels in Brazil, a fine place to stay in a charming town.
Pousada Mae D'Agua
Pousada Mãe D'Agua has a great central location, right on the main square in Tiradentes.