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Congonhas City Tour
"The main points of interest are Aleijadinho’s sculptural masterpieces of the twelve Prophets carved in soapstone and his sculptural representation of the Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross) done in polychromatic woodwork. The set of life-sized sculptures is Brazil’s greatest artistic treasure. The city is notable for its basilica - the Santuário do Bom Jesus do Matosinhos - and associated soapstone sculptures which were commissioned Feliciano Mendes in the 18th century. It was created by Aleijadinho one of the best artists in the baroque style in the world. The twelve sculptures of old testament prophets around the terrace are considered amongst his finest work. In 1985 UNESCO granted the Sanctuary the title of a World Heritage Site."""Visit Congonhas where you will find important works from the Golden Age of Brazil.
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Private Tour: Discover Belo Horizonte City
"Meet your private guide in the lobby of your hotel at approximately 9am. Hop in the car and make your way to the Pampulha Lagoon for a 9:15am arrival. Visit the architectural complex of Oscar Niemeyer and Casa do Baile the church of São Francisco. Then head to Mineirão Stadium Casa de JK the ex-president of Brazil and the Museum of Modern Arts. Transfer to the Liberty Plaza also known as Praça da Liberdade and possibly have a change to visit the Liberty Palace. Later
From EUR75.00
 
Private Tour: Discover Belo Horizonte City
"Meet your private guide in the lobby of your hotel at approximately 9am. Hop in the car and make your way to the Pampulha Lagoon for a 9:15am arrival. Visit the architectural complex of Oscar Niemeyer and Casa do Baile the church of São Francisco. Then head to Mineirão Stadium Casa de JK the ex-president of Brazil and the Museum of Modern Arts. Transfer to the Liberty Plaza also known as Praça da Liberdade and possibly have a change to visit the Liberty Palace. Later
From EUR75.00

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Center of the Main Square

Off Tiradentes main square is a small plaza with thousands of local artisans work. The locals are cheerful, open and very friendly. They sell just about anything you could ever imagine and it is an...
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JohnniOmani
Oct 03, 2009

Brazilian gems

Fascinating little rocks!! Stunning colours! Perfect sparkle!! If you want to have a look at a good collection of minerals visit the Museu de Mineralogia. My favourite stone is Aqua Marina with that...
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elsadran
Apr 10, 2009

Feira do Artesanato

A soapstone quarry in Santa Rita de Ouro Preto, 28 km away, provides endless supplies for attractive carvings and imitations of Aleijadinho work. Handicrafts include jars, vases, ashtrays, plates,...
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mircaskirca
Nov 02, 2007

OURO PRETO : SOAPSTONE

There is a soapstone quarry not far from Ouro Preto and provides lots of material for the souvenir markets and carving imitations of the works of Ajeijandinho. The Largo do Coimbra, near the Igreja de...
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swesn
Nov 29, 2006

Local Artisan

This man was carving intricate pictures from soapstone. This artisan was standing alone, but the outdoor market is not hard to find, with its white umbrellas over all the stands. The outdoor market...
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Gwynethart
Jan 28, 2006

Atelier Hélio Petrus

Hélio Petrus sculpts in cedar in the style of the great artists of the Brazilian Baroque. His studio is located in Mariana, a beautiful town just eight miles from Ouro Preto.This small piece occupies...
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NedHopkins
Jan 17, 2005
 
 
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Paulo Roberto Valadares

Valadares has a studio not far from Praça Tiradentes. This is one of two 9x12" paintings I bought. The artist is even better in larger works. (I was only one week into a five–week trip and wanted...
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Apr 25, 2003

Top Hotels in Ouro Prêto

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Rua Sao Miguel Arcanjo, 270, Ouro Preto, State of Para, 35.400-000, Brazil
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Rua Getulio Vargas 270, Bairro Largo do Rosario, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Rua Dr. Alfredo Baeta 16, Centro Historico, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais, 35400, Brazil
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Largo Do Coimbra, 38, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais, 35400-000, Brazil
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Rua Sao Miguel Arcanjo 227, 35.400-000
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Top Things to Do in Ouro Prêto

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Museu Casa dos Contos

This was a lovely visit, free of charge, that I made in the low part of Ouro Preto. It consisted in three floors showing a house of barroco style where the contracts were signed during the extraction...
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Igreja de São Francisco de Assis

The first times I passed Igreja de São Francisco de Assis it was closed and when I saw it was opened up I first decided not to enter, as I didn’t feel like paying admission to jet another church where...
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Downtown

Although I visited some museums and churches in this town, the best was just strolling around, climbing and descending narrow streets and enjoying the historic atmosphere. It is a city to stay several...
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Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora do Pilar

It was located in the low part of Ouro Preto. You have to pay a fee to visit it, but if you are catholic and want to pray, as it was my case, you could go inside for free. But I could not take...
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elsadran

"An astonishing city!"
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cachaseiro

"The prettiest town i have seen in Brazil so far."
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janaina

"THE HISTORICAL LANDSCAPES OF OURO PRETO"
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racheljapi

"Black Gold"
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mircaskirca

"Ouro Preto"
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