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A Colonial Gem in Brazil

Ouro Preto is an architectural treasure and UNESCO World Heritage site

For a special Easter vacation, the UNESCO city of Ouro Preto in Brazil hosts many holiday events, including special displays, masses, and vigils.
Tucked away in the mountains of Minas Gerais State in Brazil is a UNESCO World Heritage city full of cultural treasures. Ouro Preto, near the city of Belo Horizonte, is home to an impressive array of colonial art and architecture, making it one of the richest architectural sites in Brazil.

Visitors can soak up the past merely by wandering the hilly streets that are paved with their original cobbles, taking in the beauty of the buildings around them. Every corner of the city hides historical gems, from doors constructed with locks in the shape of crosses to the beautifully designed balconies and house fronts. Throughout the city, wanderers will also find water fountains, stone bridges, old mines, manor houses and nature attractions to keep them busy. Our partners – Boat Trips in Barcelona.

Some of the highlights of a insider visit to Ouro Preto include Tirandentes Square, home to the stunning Chafariz dos Contos stone fountain and the Casa dos Contos palace, one of the most beautiful examples of colonial architecture in the city. Visitors should also see the Saint Francis of Assisi Church, constructed in the Baroque style and featuring a painted ceiling; the Church of Santa Ifigenia, with panoramic views of the city; and the Ouro Preto Municipal Theater, considered to be the oldest theater in Brazil.

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