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Bridge near Almenara

The Northern Minas Gerais region of Minas Gerais


Map of Northern Minas Gerais
Rolling hills near Araxá
  • 1 Araguari — the tidal wave on the Araguari river is known for its crushing height and speed, and is extremely difficult to surf
  • 2 Diamantina — its 17th-century streets and buildings come from the country's diamond and gold digging ages, and its historic center has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  • 3 Montes Claros — has innumerous caves and 164 catalogued archaeological sites,
  • 4 Pirapora — has one of the largest carnivals in Northern Minas
  • 5 Uberaba — includes the district of Peirópolis, a paleontological site
  • 6 Uberlândia — the largest city in the interior of Minas Gerais offers its visitors numerous waterfalls, historic districts, fairs and events

Other destinations



Cerrado near Paracatu
Countryside in Grão Mogol

The Triângulo Mineiro region of Northern Minas Gerais is a little larger than Portugal. It is known as being a highly developed region, well watered, with rich pastureland producing some of the best beef and dairy cattle in the country.

Get in

  • Uberlândia Airport UDI  IATA receives has direct flights from São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Campinas-Viracopos, Ribeirão Preto, Belo Horizonte-Confins and Brasília.
  • Mário Ribeiro Airport MOC  IATA in Montes Claros has daily flights from Belo Horizonte, Sao Paulo–Guarulhos, Brasilia, and Salvador.

Get around




The Triângulo Mineiro is a tourist circuit of seven municipalities: Araguari, Estrela do Sul, Iraí de Minas, Monte Carmelo, Romaria, Tupaciguara, and Uberlândia. These towns have historical heritage buildings including the church of Espírito Santo do Cerrado in Uberlândia, designed by the architect Lina Bo Bardi, and the Architectural and Landscaping of the former Goiás-Araguari Railroad Station, in Araguari.



Fishing and nautical sports are practiced in the reservoir of the Emborcação Hydroelectric Power Plant in Araguari.

The Vesperatas are open shows of traditional music bands, a large event that takes place in Diamantina twice a month (from April to October).





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