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Ouro Preto City, Brazil

From series “Famous Unesco Sites in South America”
Year: 1711.

Brazil also has an amazing historic city, which attracts researchers and ordinary tourists from all over the world. The city of Ouro Preto is located in the state of Minas Gerais. Once it has been a prosperous capital of the state. Founded in 1711, Ouro Preto became the real center of the Brazilian Gold Rush. Gold seekers flocked here from all over the world. A number of luxurious palaces and mansions increased every year. There were unique monuments of Baroque among them.

When the gold reserves depleted, the city gradually fell into neglect. Today it is a major tourist destination. One of the main attractions is the beautiful church of St. Francis. Amazing museums are located in historical premises today. The Inconfidencia History Museum is especially worth mentioning. A rich collection of exhibits devoted to the culture and traditions of indigenous people is displayed there.

The real symbol of the historic city is the Aleijadinho Museum. The facility is dedicated to the famous architect. His projects were used to built the most magnificent Baroque palaces and churches. The city preserved a number of buildings that are reminiscent of the gold rush times. One of the museums is also dedicated to the history of gold mining. In the immediate vicinity of the ancient city there is a unique nature reserve, Itacolomi. Wild forests are preserved there. The Peak Odu is in the center of the park. Hundreds of years ago, it served as a kind of benchmark for lost miners. Next - Santuario de Bom Jesus de Matosinhos


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Ouro Preto City - interactive map

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ATM bankomat: 'HSBC Bank Brasil S.A. - Banco Múltiplo (Agência HSBC Ouro Preto)' located in 0.08 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Localiza - Aluguel de Carros' is located in 0.64 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Auto Posto Ferrari' in 0.47 km
Supermarket: 'Casa José João Ribeiro Ltda' in 0.18 km
Parking: 'Estacionamento do Centro de Convenções UFOP' in 0.32 km
Apotheek: 'Farmácia Luiz Barbi' in 0.11 km
Police station: '52º Batalhão da Polícia Militar' in 0.35 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Cafeteria Ouro Preto' in 0.07 km
Railway station: 'Estação Ferroviária - Trem da Vale' in 0.59 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Pampulha Domestic Airport PLU - in 75 km
 »  Sao Lourenco Airport SSO - in 247 km
 »  Resende Airport QRZ - in 253 km
 »  Galeao Airport GIG - in 270 km
 »  Macae Airport MEA - in 282 km
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Best hotels near Ouro Preto City

Trilhas de Minas Hostel

Located in 0 km from Ouro Preto City
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Rooms: 3
The simply decorated rooms come with bunk beds and individual lockers. Bathrooms are shared. Trilhas de Minas Hostel has a shared kitchen and lounge … More: photo, rates and booking
Pousada Chico Anjo

Located in 1 km from Ouro Preto City
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Rooms: 6
Boasting a balcony with garden views, charming rooms at Chico Anjo feature a seating area with a sofa and a satellite flat-screen TV, as well as a … More: photo, rates and booking
Mirante Hotel

Located in 2 km from Ouro Preto City
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Rooms: 33
All rooms at Mirante Hotel contain satellite TV, a minibar, telephone and private bathroom with central heating, plus a fan or air conditioning. They … More: photo, rates and booking
Recanto Aguas de Minas

Located in 5 km from Ouro Preto City
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Rooms: 5
Elegantly decorated in warm colours, all rooms are fitted with a minibar and a bathroom with a shower. Some units include a spa bath. Buffet … More: photo, rates and booking

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