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Historic Town of Ouro Preto

The Historic Town of Ouro Preto is an incredible former colonial gold mining town in the hills of Minas Gerais, north of Rio. The wealth earned from its gold mining attracted Europe's intelligentsia, resulting in a baroque revival which can be witnessed in its extravagant array of churches and museums.

Explore the area's gold mines, especially Little King's Mine, marvel at the well-preserved colonial look and hitch a ride on the old steam engine still running between Mariana and Ouro Preto.

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Visit Ouro Preto with a walking tour of the historic downtown, called the Praça Tiradentes, which has cobblestone streets and some steep hills. There are also some great museums, such as the Museu do Chá (Tea Museum), the Escolas de Minas (School of Mines), and the Museu da Inconfidência. The Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Conceição church has a beautiful facade and contains the grave of the Brazilian sculptor Aleijadinho. Make sure to check out the 18th-century Teatro Municipal (Opera House), ... Show More



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