Luxor Ouro Preto Pousada

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Rua Dr. Alfredo Baeta 16, Centro Historico, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais, 35400, Brazil
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One of the many steep streets of Ouro Preto.One of the many steep streets of Ouro Preto.

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Transfers from Belo Horizonte Airport to Ouro Preto

by Traveler-from-NY

I will be flying into Confins airport, and I need transfers to Ouro Preto. What are my options, and what is the approximate cost? I have decided against using my travel agent for transfers due to the fact they wanted to charge me 412.00 USD. I would prefer not to use the buses, but if the bus is my best option, will I be able to bring large suitcases on board?

Re: Transfers from Belo Horizonte Airport to Ouro Preto

by bahiana77

Take a taxi to the bus station, or there is a shuttle bus.
The bus to Ouro Preto has a luggage compartment below. (Think of it as a Greyhound, but perhaps in much nicer shape inside.) "Regular" people in Brazil usually travel by bus. It's really pretty comfortable. There is often someone serving coffee and water. Be sure to take a warmer top/sweater/shirt because the ac can be quite cold sometimes.
If you want to be treated like a rich foreigner (or maybe rich business person) by taking a private transfer, you will probably be charged accordingly.

Re: Transfers from Belo Horizonte Airport to Ouro Preto

by cassiovieggore

I had send some information to you but I realize now you got rid of it. Then I am suggesting another motion.
Since you will arrive at Confins Airport, use a bus/taxi to be moved to Pampulha Airport (around 30Km far from Confins).
Get a ticket in Pampulha Airport to São João d'El Rey.

As you may watch on the upper link TOTAL is a brazilian airway that serves Belo Horizonte (Pampulha Airport) and São João d'El Rey.

So, when you land on São João d'El Rey you may buy a bus ticket to Ouro Preto.
UTIL serves both towns. I have called up to São João d'El Rey bus station and the clerk told me the timetable is: 02:50AM or 6:00PM and the fare is R$44,00.
UTIL is a brazilian bus company. The clerk told me those UTIL buses will come from São Paulo city. That's why the hours are so surprising.
Note: Most of brazilians don't understand english fine so if you have a reasonable spanish will be good for you. You will use conversation at the airports to buy tickets , and, on Ouro Preto/São João d'El Rey bus stations as well. São João d'El Rey is around 115Km far from Ouro Preto.

Good luck! Cassiovieggore

Re: Transfers from Belo Horizonte Airport to Ouro Preto

by Traveler-from-NY

Thanks for the responses so far. Another question. Has anyone used Tour Guide Brazil for a transfer. I found them on the Internet see link below.

Travel Tips for Ouro Prêto

Inconfidencia Mineira

by elsadran

At the end of the 18th century some exceptional personalities of the local community, full of passion for freedom and love for their country and inspired by the flame of the French Revolution in 1789, decided to start their own rebellion and created the "Inconfidencia Mineira" against the Portuguese. One of them was "Tiradentes", a national hero.
They planned to make up a new government and then demand their independence from the Portuguese who ruled their country and took all the riches while the people were starving. They would all fight for their cause and would establish a republic freed from the exploitation of the empire... They were finally betrayed by one of them and were thrown to prison. Some of them were sentenced to death but were not executed. Only Tiradentes was cruelly decapitated and cut to pieces....!!! His pieces were exposed around the region to intimidate his future imitators.
It was 21 of April 1792.

Aleijadinho - Brazil's Greatest Baroque Artist

by mircaskirca

Antonio Francisco Lisboa (1730 - 1814), known as Aleijadinho (Portuguese for 'Little Cripple), is Brazil's greatest baroque artist - architect, painter and sculptor - before modern times. He was born in Ouro Preto, the son of the Portuguese craftsman Manuel Francisco Lisboa and a black slave Isabel.

Growing up around the tools, artists, and architectural circles of the day, antonio also studied religion, music and Latin, all of which would find their way into his works. His racial mix excluded him not only from certain social circles but also from official recognition as a master architect and sculptor.

Around the age of 40, Aleijadinho began to suffer from a debilitating, crippling disease which grew progressively worse. He eventually lost his fingers and toes, and the use of his lower legs. Despite his physical disabilities, he was a prolific artist who created Brazil's best baroque art, known as 'Barroco Mineiro' - a distincitve art form that developed in Minas Gerais in the 18th century. This incredibly talented self-taught artist incorporated the European Baroque and Rococo traditions into his own work, with hints of the classic and gothic, and he used only native materials, like soapstone and wood.

His masterpieces are Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis (built in 1766) in Ouro Preto, Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis (1774) in Sao Joao del Rei and the majestic statues of the Twelve Prophets (1800 - 1805), which are symmetrically arranged on the steps and terraces leading up to the Basilica do Bom Jesus do Matozinho in Congonhas. Myth or Reality?
Because of the mysterious lack of documentation showing his participation in the works of the day and strange alterations in his birth and death records, some believe he never existed (or was nothing more than an assistant his entire life) and that a hundreds of works attributed to Aleijadinho were in fact produced by various talented artists. These disbelievers also find it incredible that a man inflicted with such a crippling disease could have been responsible for so many works attributed to him.

the Royal Trail

by pepples46

of Minas Gerais showing the wonderful old Towns of Diamantina, Ouro Preto, Sabara, Mariana and if you like I made a page about Minas Gerais. walking the trail , not all of it I must admit..but it felt special


by janaina

In Ouro Preto,you'll learn about the history of civilization.
Walking around the streets of this city is an adventure full of discovery.
The colonial ear gold mines are open for visitation,as well as many art galleries and the oldest Opera House in South America.

Architecture and Views

by Gwynethart

Ouro Preto is a place to wander and explore. It is very hilly, so you have to be reasonably fit to walk the steep streets. If you are not, it is easy and inexpensive enough to rent a taxi. The history and the visual beauty of this place is something that I hope I will see again.


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