Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina
Location and site
Diamantina, a colonial village set like a jewel in a necklace of inhospitable rocky mountains, recalls the exploits of diamond prospectors in the 18th century and testifies to the triumph of human cultural and artistic endeavour over the environment.
Criterion (ii): Diamantina shows how explorers of the Brazilian territory, diamond prospectors, and representatives of the Crown were able to adapt European models to an American context in the 18th century, thus creating a culture that was faithful to its roots yet completely original.
Criterion (iv): The urban and architectural group of Diamantina, perfectly integrated into a wild landscape, is a fine example of an adventurous spirit combined with a quest for refinement so typical of human nature.
|Mr. Juscelino Brasiliano Roque|
Mayor of Diamantina
|Prefeitura Municipal de Diamantina|
Praça Conselheiro Matta, N° 11 - Centro
Diamantina, MG, Brazil