Things to see and do - Ouro Preto
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Ouro Preto :
Unmissable tourist sites
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Ouro Preto : Michelin's recommendations
Ouro Preto is famous on two counts. First and foremost for its magnificent Baroque buildings constructed in the 18C and thanks to which it earned a place among UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. The Igreja São Francisco de Assis or the Igreja de N. S. do Pilar, to name just two of its churches, are pure masterpieces. Secondly, and more tragically, it is known as the town where a handful of men decided to stand up to colonial power, foreshadowing later independence. To find out more, visit the Museu da Inconfidência.
Tourist attractions Ouro Preto : Things to see and do
The Praça Tiradentes, where the head of the martyred independence fighter of the same name was put on display, is an integral part of any visit to the city of Ouro Preto. Lining the large cobbled square are the former Governors Palace (Museu de Ciênc..
Largo de Coimbra - Praça de Antônio-Dias
If you only see one church in Ouro Preto, make it the Igreja São Francisco de Assis, the masterpiece of Antônio Francisco Lisboa (Aleijadinho). Two round bell towers stand atop the church, lending a sense of harmony to the whole which stands as testa..
You would never guess from the relatively plain façade of the Igreja de N. S. do Pilar (18C) what treasures lie within this church. Chandeliers and balconies covered in gold (several hundred kilos of this precious metal are said to have been needed f..
Hotels Ouro Preto
Rua Desembargador Paula Mota, 187 BR - Belo Horizonte MG 31310-340
Located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, this hotel offers an outdoor pool, a sauna and rooms with a balcony. Free Wi-Fi and free private parking are available. Rooms at the Bristol Pampulha Lieu are simply furnished and have cable TV and air condit..