São Thomé das Letras: Brazil’s Mystic Capital

The ninth highest city of Brazil is full of surprises, including breathtaking landscapes, historical sites and a mysterious cavern that supposedly connects Minas Gerais to Peru's Machu Picchu.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Situated in Minas Gerais' southern mountains, São Thomé das Letras attracts several tourists for a very peculiar reason: apart from its outstanding nature and historical heritage sites, the city is known as one of the seven energetic points of the Earth, being considered the mystic spot of Brazil.

The esoteric aura starts from São Thomé's founding myth. According to the locals, the city's name is a tribute to São Thomé (Saint Tome), whose image was mysteriously found by a slave and his master in a wild . . .

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