Casa Dos ContosCurrently Open
- Address: R. San Jose, 12 - Centro, Ouro Preto - MG, 35400-000, Brazil
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +55-3135511444
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids
This beautiful Baroque house was built in the late 18th century as the residence of the local tax collector. Later, as the location of the royal treasury and the Gold Quartermaster, the house gained its current name.It is historically important for other reasons. For example, this house was used to jail members of the Minas Conspiracy, one of whom hung himself here; troops were stationed there whenever necessary. In the late 19th century and early 20th century,the post office used the house as its headquarters. In 1970, the Ministry of Finance took over the house and turned it into the Gold Cycle Research Center. This tells the story of currency and taxation in Brazil. It's a small but highly important exhibit. It also has historical slaves quarters.
How to Reach Casa Dos Contos
- Drive to here.
- Ask locals for direction.
- Take a taxi.
- Ask locals for public transport information.
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19.85% of people who visit Ouro Preto include Casa Dos Contos in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
64.29% of people start their Casa Dos Contos visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Casa Dos Contos
76.92% of people prefer walking in order to reach Casa Dos Contos
People normally club together Igreja Nossa Senhora Do Pilar and Museum Of Science And Technology School Of Mines - Minerology Sector while planning their visit to Casa Dos Contos.