Thursday, August 8, 2013

São João del Rei - Brazil

Denis (Selos & Postais) read that i like roman bridges, so he sent me this card from São João del Rei, with this roman like bridge. 
São João del Rei is an historical city in the state of Minas Gerais. The city was founded in the 18th century and has a great number of buildings from that era, including more than 70 churches.

Foto: Sérgio Ricardo de Freitas
There are two stone bridges in the historical center of São João del Rei, one of them is the Jail Bridge. It was built in 1797 to replace a wooden bridge that existed in the same location and that collapsed when it was crossed by a procession.

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