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  • 1. 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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  • 2. A JAIL IS NOW THE MUSEUM

    Museum of the Inconfidência is now a history museum that was established in a former jail and town's headqurters in 1938 located at one end of Tiradentes...

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  • 3. THE BREATH-TAKING CHURCH ON THE HILL

    This magnificent church stands on a hill overlooking the center of Ouro Preto and you can catch a view of it when entering the town. It has beautiful towers and...

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  • 4. The Town

    The whole town is a sculpture, composed by hundreds of churches and colonial buildings. It's a delight for our eyes, getting the top of one hill, and... to see...

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  • 5. Mina do Chico Rei

    Right in Ouro Preto, the visitable area of this mine, several kilometers long and dug by the slave Chico Rei, in search of fortune and freedom, is not much than...

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  • 6. Gold Mines

    There are some mines opened to public, allowing to recreate the hard conditions supported by the old miners. We visited two of them: the mine of Chico Rei,...

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  • 7. Praca Tiradentes

    Praca Tiradentes (Tooth puller square) is named after the Brazilian freedom rebel Joaquim José da Silva Xavier. It's situated in the centre of the city and home...

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  • 8. A mosaic of christianity

    Ouro Preto has an array of churches in many architectural styles and bright colours. The most notable are Igreja de São Francisco de Assis (on the hill), Nossa...

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  • 9. Beautiful old Town

    The town of Ouro Preto is a lovely sight, and with its imposing steep streets, it means you can get a good work out admiring the panorama. It is small enough to...

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  • 10. WALK and CLICK

    I was very pleased to spend a half day at Ouro Preto, just to be able to stroll around and click the camera so many times as the town was a wonderful example of...

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  • 11. The Museum of Minerals

    Have you ever felt like spending an entire day in a museum fall of rocks? Yes? Howabout a museum with more rocks and minerals than you will find anywhere else...

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  • 12. Museu Da Inconfidencia

    The Museum of Betrayel is dedicated to the memory of the Inconfidência Mineira, an unsuccessful 1789 revolt against Portuguese rule which was inspired by the...

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  • 13. Walking the Streets

    The best part of any visit to Ouro Preto is the beautiful town and its quaint cobblestone streets that wind up and around the rolling hills. And the best way to...

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  • 14. Let's Go Mining!!! "Mina Da Passagem"

    Located on the outside of town this once bustling gold mine was the reason Ouro Preto was the object of affection by the Spanish...over 250 tons of gold is a...

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  • 15. A Church Lover's Paradise

    If you love colonial style churches and don't mind walking up a lot of very steep hills then Ouro Preto is the place for you. The town is full of churches that...

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  • 16. Oscar Niemeyer was here.

    Who would think that Oscar Niemeyer of all people would find his way to this little colonial pearl, but he did and he build a house here.It´s suppose to be...

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  • 17. Take the old train to Mariana.

    The train to Mariana is one of the most scenic things you can do in Ouro Preto.It´s an old train with wooden decor that winds it way through the mountains to...

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  • 18. Maria Fumaça

    In 1881 Don Pedro II inaugurated the West Minas Railroad, a railway of about 775km (465 miles). This route is a part of the few left that still operate as a...

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  • 19. Mina da Passagem

    There are several mines in the area the most known of which is Mina da Passagem.It is on the way to Mariana so any bus going there can take you. You get into...

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  • 20. other important points of interest

    Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario - built by slaves in 1785, with a unique rounded shape - Largo do Rosário 31 3551-4736 Matriz Nossa Senhora do Pilar – the...

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  • 21. Igreja São Francisco de Paula

    São Francisco de Paula is just a few meters from the bus station. It was built between 1804 and 1898!! Inside is the Aleijadinho's sculpture of the saint and a...

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  • 22. Igreja São Francisco de Assis.

    This rococo church is of great beauty. Its construction started in 1776. The two towers are taken a little back so that they do not attract more attention than...

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  • 23. local open artcraft market

    Next to the church of São Francisco de Assis is the open local market. Craftsmen sell their souvenirs here, usually carved in soapstone or wood. Even if you...

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  • 24. Igreja Nossa Senhora das Mercês e Misericordia

    Igreja Nossa Senhora das Mercês e Misericordia is one of the several churches that have a dominating position in the city's landscape. Its construction started...

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  • 25. Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo

    Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo is one of the most beautiful churches in Ouro Prêto. It was designed by Manuel Fransisco Lisboa who was the father of...

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