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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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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 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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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 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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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 Square. In 1990 it was declared a National...
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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 fine artwork by the front doors and...
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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 the other. Absolutely marvelous.Though...
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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 a hole. Anyway, specially for the kids,...
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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, right in Ouro Preto, and a bigger one in...
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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 to two museums (the school of Mines and...
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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 Senhora da Conceiçao and Nossa Senhora...
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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 see it all on foot. Work your way round...
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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 the old colonial architecture. It is a...
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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 in the world? If your a rockhound then...
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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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"An astonishing city!"
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"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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"Black Gold"
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