We're planning a trip to Diamantina (minas geras) next month... any recommendations for places to stay and things to do?
When I was in Diamantina, I stayed in pousada castelinho (http://www.pousadadocastelinho.com.br/site/) not in the centre but the owners are very kind and we felt more like staying with family - Obs: poor English...
Diamantina is an excellent destination. The city has a lot of historic houses and other buildings and is also the birthplace of jucelino Kubitschek, the president who "built" Brasilia. The house where he grew up is open for visitation.
You can visit Biribiri, an abandoned former gold mining place...
For ideas on places to stay, take a look on Hidden Pousadas Brazil,,,