Travel & Accommodation

Julia's grandparent's farm is located ~4km outside the small town of Cristina, Minas Gerais (Brazil), located in the state's sourthern Mantiqueira mountain range. 

Featuring colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and water falls, Cristina and the surrounding region has plenty to do for a long weekend extending either before or after the wedding. The neighboring towns of Itajubá and São Lourenço are known for their churches and mineral springs, respectively. On this page you will find information about traveling to the wedding destination and residing in or around Cristina.

When making travel and accommodation reservations, it is entirely possible that the staff will not speak English - if you need any with translations or guidance, feel free to reach out to either of us.

Getting to the Property

Renato and Elisabeth's farm will be close to many of the accommodation options. However, the journey includes 3 kilometers of steep, uphill travel along dirt roads (see Event Details page for more information including the exact location).  Parking will be available on site.

We are trying to arrange for some sort of private transportation arrangement including a large 4x4 vehicle ferrying wedding invitees to and from the center of Cristina on the afternoon and evening of the wedding. However, we will not be able to provide more details about this until closer to the date of the event.

Travel to Christina

Traveling to Cristina will most likely take you through the provincial towns of either Itajubá or São Lourenço, both of which are reachable by comfortable long-distance coaches (buses) from São Paulo or Rio De Janeiro. From Itajubá or São Lourenço, you will then have to take a local bus or organize other transportation to Cristina.

A feasible alternative is to rent a car wherever you begin your journey, and drive the entire way to Cristina. You are then free to travel around the region (and up the mountain to the wedding) without being dependent on local transport. 

Accommodation In/Around Christina

Below we list a number of options for accommodation within the town of Cristina. Looking for a residence in the town on AirBnB and Booking.com is also a good option. It should be noted that, should you rent a car in or around the time of the wedding, there will be many more options in the larger provincial towns of Itajubá or São Lourenço (although these are 40-60 minutes away).

Pousada Casarao Dos Noronha Kauage

Distance from Wedding Location: 4.8km

Website: Link

Hotel e Pousada do Giovani

Distance from Wedding Location: 6.2km

Website: Link

Pousada Parada Obrigatoria

Distance from Wedding Location: 5.0km

Website: Link