First Time Tourists Guide in São Thomé das Letras

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São Thomé das Letras is a municipality in the south of Minas Gerais state in southeastern Brazil, 35 kilometres east of Três Corações city.

There are about 4.110 people live in Sao Thome das Letras. Most of them speak Portuguese..

Prepare your money in Brazilian Real to pay for everything in the city.

When you come to Sao Thome das Letras, don't miss the feijão tropeiro. It's a traditional dish from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais

Get something to remind you of your trip to Sao Thome das Letras at Arte em Couro - Acessórios Artesanais Finos.

Scroll down below to get information about other awesome places to visit in the city!

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SIGHTSEEING

Waterfall Valley of the Butterflies is a wonderful place to feel close to nature. This green place has a natural pool surrounded by trees. Also. there is a lovely waterfall in this area. Swimming and relaxing are the best things to do at this place. Come with your friends or family and experience a good summer at this scenic waterfall of Sao Thome das Letras!

Waterfall Valley of the Butterflies

Excellent place to explore and enjoy the nature.

To access the waterfall it is necessary to walk very little, about 500m, and there are no difficulties on the route.

The trail is rewarded by the gift of nature that you find at the end.

Address : São Thomé das Letras - State of Minas Gerais, 37418-000, Brazil

DOWNTOWN

San Thome Church is a historical place with an artful interior you must see. This cathedral basilica rebuilt in 1896 with its cool Gothic style at the site of St. Thomas Apostle's tomb. This majestic church is so peaceful and cultural. You will be amazed by the painted ceilings and relics. After visiting this church, you can complete your day by taking a walk to the beach near the church.

San Thome Church

Fantastic church from eighteenth century.

Very picturesque and pleasant place, reminiscent of ancient times, with a very welcoming people.

The art pieces are unique.

It is worthwhile to enter and contemplate its beauty, ceiling and altar.

Address : São Thomé das Letras - State of Minas Gerais, 37418-000, Brazil

SHOPPING

If you look for something you can bring home, come to Arte em Couro - Acessórios Artesanais Finos. This store has handmade and unique souvenirs to offer. The souvenirs are so beautiful, especially the Native Indian necklaces. They are made of high quality and sold at good prices. Also, you can come to Novo Aeon Artesanatos e Tabacaria São Thomé das Letras. This is another great store you must check out in San Thome das Letras. This store has various items you can choose and buy. They sell iconic stuff that will remind you of the city.

Arte em Couro - Acessórios Artesanais Finos

The greatest store for finding a high quality of products.

They have interesting bracelets,necklaces,jewelry, and unique wall hangings.

The place itself is clean and tidy with beautiful staff.

Address : R. Cap. Pedro José Martins, 90 - Centro, São Tomé das Letras - MG, 37418-000, Brazil

Novo Aeon Artesanatos e Tabacaria São Thomé das Letras

Best store to buy handicrafts native to the mystical city of São Tomé das Letras.

Sensational, personal good people and varied and different products from other stores.

Address : R. José Cristiano Alves, 94, São Tomé das Letras - MG, 37418-000, Brazil

FOOD & DRINK

When you come to Sao Thome das Letras, don't miss the feijão tropeiro. It's a traditional dish from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. The food is made from beans that are cooked with salted or dried meat, manioc flour, and various flavorings, herbs, and vegetables. you can get it at many local restaurants in the city. Queijo Minas and Canastra are Brazilian cheese that you can't miss too! For the drink, there are local coffee and caipirinha to offer.

CULTURE

São Thomé das Letras is a municipality in the south of Minas Gerais state in southeastern Brazil, 35 kilometers east of Três Corações city. There are so many must-be-seen places that attract people to come to the city. There are about 4.110 people live in Sao Thome das Letras. The locals are direct and blunt people. They are warm people who talk in close contact with one another. Most of them speak Portugues language. Lastly, prepare your money in Brazilian Real to pay for everything in the city.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit the city is between April and October. It's when the weather is warm and the temperature is pleasant for you to explore the city. Also, you can do many fun outdoor things and get clear sights of the city.

HOTEL

If you come with friends, you can choose the Star Inn to stay in the city. This hotel has good prices and comfy bedrooms with many options to offer. This yellow hotel is simple but relaxed. Also, this colorful hotel has a rooftop terrace to enjoy. This hotel is located near many nice restaurants and shops. You can also stay at Charming Pousada and Magic. This hotel has a nice neighborhood and bedrooms full of murals. It's also strategic because this hotel is located a 9-minute walk from the Pedra da Bruxa rock formation and 3 km from the Vale das Borboletas Waterfall.

Star Inn

Great little place to spend a night in the city.

The amanities are great with cute and clean pool and others.

The rooms are neat and clean with comfy bed.

The breakfast,food are great served by great waiter.

Address : Rua Projetada IV, 2 - Caninana, São Tomé das Letras - MG, 37418-000, Brazil

Charming Pousada and Magic

Stunning old building for staying in São Tomé das Letras.

The rooms are spaicous with excellent hanging wall.

The foods are freshly cooked.

The staff are great and polite.

Address : R. José Cristiano Alves, 105 - centro, São Tomé das Letras - MG, 37418-000, Brazil

RESTAURANT

Come and have dinner at O Alquimista Típico. This local restaurant has a nice vibe and cozy seating to sit and eat. They serve fantastic Minas Gerais cuisines to order. Come with your friends or family and order the great authentic foods, like vaca atolada, balao, and pork rind. Beer and wine are also served at this restaurant. Another great place is the Restaurante das Magas. This restaurant is so popular for its pizza. They serve it with large plates and various tastes to order. For the drink, you can try is tasty wines.

O Alquimista Típico

Best traditional restaurant in São Thome das Letras.

The atmosphere of the restaurant is beautiful.

With many historical details and good taste in the decoration both indoors and outdoors.

Waiters are very friendly and helpful.

Address : Praça Barão de Alfenas, 51 - Centro, São Tomé das Letras - MG, 37418-000, Brazil

Restaurante das Magas

Pleasant restaurant for having a meal.

They serve spectacular foods and delicious cold beers.

Try their wonderful salmon with gorgonzola sauce.

The waiters are great.

Address : R. Francisco Pinto de Souza, 300 - Centro, São Tomé das Letras - MG, 37418-000, Brazil

CAFE

Mineiroca Café is a cool espresso bar where you can get yummy breakfast or brunch. The place is simple but so cozy to chill out. They serve local foods and drinks, like coffee, pão de queijo, pie, and chocolate. They are recommended cuisines at this espresso bar. Also, you can go to Thomé Café. This cafe has a nice atmosphere and seating to relax. Hamburger is the favorite food at this place. For the drink, cappuccino is always the best item to order.

Mineiroca Café

Cozy place for coffee lovers.

Explanation of available coffee varieties and coffee preparation on the table.

Lots of delicious coffees, pies, cheese breads and freshly baked bread made by owners.

Environment well maintained, clean and tasteful.

Super attentive service.

Address : R. Jéferson Gonzaga, 10 - Casa - Centro, São Tomé das Letras - MG, 37418-000, Brazil

Thomé Café

Cool cafe for coffee lovers in a pleasant atmosphere.

The vegan snack is wonderful, very tasty.

There are many non-vegan and vegetarian options as well.

Address : Praça Barão de Alfenas, 144-B - Rua Cap P.j Martins, 144-B - Centro, São Tomé das Letras - MG, 37408-000, Brazil

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Hang out at Alcázar Restaurant & Lounge in the night and enjoy the vibe. This place has warm space and nice seating to relax with buddies. They serve tasty late-night dishes and drinks to order. The Arabic foods are so incredible! You must try the sfiha. Also, they have a huge array of alcoholic drinks, like the cocktail, wine, and beer. Don't forget to visit Caverna Pub too! This is another nice place to visit at night. They have good space plus live performances to enjoy. The foods and drinks are so great, especially beers and wines.

Alcázar Restaurant & Lounge

Incredible place, castle-shaped restaurant/bar.

The food and drinks are wonderful, and the pizza is exceptional.

The place is beautiful, with a nice atmosphere to chat with friends.

Address : R. Plínio Pedro Martins, 340, São Tomé das Letras - MG, 37408-000, Brazil

Caverna Pub

Bar theme with nice decor, varied menu.

The atmosphere is very characteristic.

Good for sitting and chatting, tasting handcrafted little cupcakes and cold beer.

Address : R. Armando Duplessis Viléla, 238, São Tomé das Letras - MG, 37418-000, Brazil

INTERESTING PLACE

Stone Church (Our Lady of the Rosary) is a catholic church full of interesting history to know. This place is great for history lovers. Come and see cultural architecture and design! This place is so peaceful and calm. Another cool place to visit is the Parque Municipal Antônio Rosa. This is an ecology park with beautiful views to see. You can see natural hills and local houses from this place. So, don't forget your camera!

Stone Church (Our Lady of the Rosary)

One of the icons of São Tomé das Letras stone church built by slaves, very well maintained.

The Church beautiful on the outside.

It has no cement in its external structure and this reason makes it very charming.

Easy access for wheelchair users and disabled people.

Address : R. Ernestina Maria de Jesus Peixoto, 198-250, São Tomé das Letras - MG, 37418-000, Brazil

Parque Municipal Antônio Rosa

The place is naturally wonderful.

There is also the symbol of peace and love made of stones and a place reserved for you to mount a pyramid and make your request.

Wonderful scenery, an incredible sense of peace.

Address : R. Maria Cândida de Souza, 158-212, São Tomé das Letras - MG, 37418-000, Brazil

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Pirâmide São Tomé das Letras is a favorite monument for taking photos. You can get cool views and golden sunset from this spot. Come and take we-fie with your travel buddies! Also, you can come to Portal dos Ventos. This is a scenic spot with a wonderful view. You can get a view of the green hills and houses at this spot. So, prepare your camera when you come here.

Pirâmide São Tomé das Letras

One of the most instagrammable spots with awesome view.

You can go there by yourself or your family and take beautiful pictures, from beautiful landscapes.

You can also meet very nice people from Brazil and others countries.

Address : São Thomé das Letras - State of Minas Gerais, 37418-000, Brazil

Portal dos Ventos

You can get view of the green hills and houses at this spot.

Address : R. Ernestina Maria de Jesus Peixoto, 332-402, São Tomé das Letras - MG, 37418-000, Brazil