On a visit to Ouro preto you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Ouro preto. These places are what Ouro preto is all about. These must see places in Ouro preto will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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Tv. Barbosa, s/n - Pilar, Ouro Preto - MG, 35400-970, Brazil
09:00 am - 04:45 pm
The church replaced a late 17th century chapel when it was built, between 1711 and 1733. But the lavish interior you see today was created over the course of a few more decades, and the church did not gain its final look until the mid-19th century. And what a look! The church is a masterpiece of Brazilian Baroque architecture. The layout is polygon...
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Praca Tiradentes, 139 - Centro, Ouro Preto - MG, 35400-000, Brazil
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
In the 18th century, a famous separatist movement tried to gain Brazil's independence from Portugal. This became known as the Minas Conspiracy. The revolution failed, and its protagonists were executed or exiled.
In 1936, then-Brazilian president Getúlio Vargas decided that these men were to be commemorated as martyrs. He hunted down their r...
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R. San Jose, 12 - Centro, Ouro Preto - MG, 35400-000, Brazil
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 ...
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Praca Tiradentes, Ouro Preto - MG, 35400-000, Brazil
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The square is the heart of the city and also an important historical site. It was here that the leader of the Minas conspiracy, Joaquim Jose da Silva Xavier, was executed by beheading.There is a monument dedicated to him in the center of the square. Several major tourist attractions surround the square.
Museum of Science and Techn...
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Ouro Preto - MG, 35400-000, Brazil
08:30 am - 05:00 pm
This beautiful 18th century Rococo Catholics church was unique when first built in Brazil. Though it is not very large, it is considered to be a masterpiece by Brazilian sculptor and artist Antonio Francisco Lisboa, also known as Aleijadinho.
The highlights of the church are:
The circular bell towers
The ornate decorations on the pulpit, the altar...
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R. Dom Silverio, 108 - Antônio Dias, Ouro Preto - MG, 35400-000, Brazil
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
This legendary gold excavation tunnel belonged to a slave-turned-king now called Chico Rei. He was among the tribe of slaves brought here sometime in the past, from Africa, who eventually gain his freedom and came to own the mine he has been condemned to work in. Once upon a time this mine was known as Encardideira. They say that the length of all ...
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Praca Tiradentes, 20 - Centro, Ouro Preto - MG, 35400-000, Brazil
12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
The School of Mines was founded in 1875, By the French scientist Claude Henri Gorceix. Ever since then it has been enriched by donations every year by students and teachers and visitors. It is now one of the largest collections of minerals in the world, with 20,000 geological samples from all over the globe. Some of the minerals you can expect to s...
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Praca Cesario Alvim - Estacao Ferroviaria, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
This is short but sweet tourist attraction. It's basically a short train ride, but you take it in a 1949 locomotive and rails themselves were laid down down in the late 19th century. The trail is about 18 kilometers long, and stretches between the cities of Ouro Preto and Mariana. The train will take you to some beautiful countryside. Sit on the ri...