OURO PRETO

Ouro Preto, in the state of Minas Gerais, is one of Brazil's best-preserved colonial towns and a UNESCO world heritage site. Among other historical and colonial cities of Minas Gerais (Tiradentes, São João del Rei, Mariana and Diamantina), Ouro Preto is one of the most popular travel destinations in Brazil.


Ouro Preto, meaning "black gold", was founded in 1698 and quickly became the epicenter of a new gold rush, as the central place where gold was brought to be measured and sold.


Before diving into Ouro Preto's history, the traveller must be aware that filming or taking picture inside museums and churches is not allowed.


- Wikivoyage

Image by Mesut Kaya

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