Ouro Preto Historical City
Ouro Preto is located 98 km from the capital Belo Horizonte. The historical city, a World Heritage by UNESCO, is a masterpiece of colonial architecture and stage of the Minas Gerais Conspiracy.
It was elevated to a village in 1711 with the name Vila Rica. In 1720 it was chosen as capital of the new captaincy of Minas Gerais. In 1823, after the Independence of Brazil, Vila Rica was awarded the title of Imperial City, given by D. Pedro I of Brazil, officially became the capital of the then province of Minas Gerais, and became known as Imperial city of Ouro Preto. In 1839 was created the School of Pharmacy and in 1876 the School of Mines. It hosted the revolutionary movement known as Minas Conspiracy. It was the capital of the province and later the state until 1897. The ancient capital of Minas retained much of its colonial monuments and in 1933 was elevated to National Heritage, and five years later, listed by the institution that today is the IPHAN. On September 5, 1980, the fourth session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO held in Paris, Ouro Preto was declared Cultural Patrimony of Humanity.
No other Brazilian city has accumulated so many historical facts relevant to the construction of national memory as this vast municipality.
Two camps have distinguished themselves out of the mountains: the Camp of Our Lady of Pilar and Arraial de Nossa Senhora da Conceição de Antonio Dias. Its two chapels, situated in the vicinity of gold-bearing streams, were predominant role in the evolution of the urban core who then drew greater.
Thus we see the evolution of this city, curious and restless, the chapels of the surrounding mountains to the bottoms of valleys, the valleys of the funds back to the top of the mountains. This up / down the hills as well as transport and technical people, reinvented himself in the styles: baroque chapels of old simpleton, the baroque splendor of the matrices, the baroque parish proud and taciturn, the curvilinear rococo elegance of San Francisco and Caramel . And in the Square, converging point? The facade of the House of Chamber and Chain neoclassical sucks air, while the Palace, the oldest, its plant inherits the ancient fortress luso. Not to mention the eclecticism that in later times scored the streets and alleys of other influences. How much historical and architectural heritage in a city that, far from being unified and homogeneous, back in his own heart the brand of heterodoxy and the mixture!
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Map of Ouro Preto Historical CityAddress: Ouro Preto - MG
Activities near to Ouro Preto Historical City
|Mariana - Historical City (historical) - Distant only 12 km from Ouro Preto (11953), Mariana, called the "cradle of Minas Gerais civilization" was the 1st capital, the 1st village, the 1st bishopric and the first city in Minas Gerais. Today is the guardian of an important part of cultural heritage and history of Minas Gerais. Nothing better than walking through its streets to discover the discret charm of this city through its eighteenth-century mansions, each more beautiful t...|
Address: Mariana - MG
Distance: 9.09km from the Ouro Preto Historical City
|Caraça Sanctuary (park) - A true sanctuary transformed into a RPPN (Private Natural Heritage Reserve) protected by federal law. Grand Canyon, is what it means Caraça in Tupi-Guarani, a large and exotic depression located on a hill. So, feel comfortable and you will see up close what this shrine, in the broadest sense of the word has to offer. They are magical moments through trails, waterfalls, eighteenth century buildings, tanks and pools. It is an intimate en...|
Address: Catas Altas - MG
Distance: 36.34km from the Ouro Preto Historical City
|Congonhas (historical) - Congonhas is known as the City of the Prophets by the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Matosinhos, architectural listed by Unesco as World Heritage Site and that immortalized the genius of Antonio Francisco Lisboa, Aleijadinho.Aleijadinho, beyond the twelve prophets carved in soapstone, also carved in cedar beautiful images divided into six chapels representing the Stations of the Cross of Christ, or the Via Sacra, as it is known.With its baro...|
Address: Congonhas - MG
Distance: 36.64km from the Ouro Preto Historical City
Restaurants near to Ouro Preto Historical City
|Hot Dog Especial Mangabeiras is a Hot-dog restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Ouro Preto Historical City and can be found at Praça Governador Israel Pinheiro, 175|
|Garage D´Caza Pub is a International restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Ouro Preto Historical City and can be found at Alameda do Ingá, 121|
|Clube do Chalezinho is a Steak House restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Ouro Preto Historical City and can be found at Alameda da Serra, 8|
|Artesanato do Japa Sushi Lounge is a Japanese restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Ouro Preto Historical City and can be found at Rodovia MG-030, 16|
Hotels near to Ouro Preto Historical City
|Pousada Dos Inconfidentes Hotel|
Stop at Pousada Dos Inconfidentes Hotel to discover the wonders of Ouro Preto. Both business travelers and tourists can enjoy the hotel's facilities and services. Take advantage of the hotel's pets allowed. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. The hotel offers various recreational opportunities. No matter what your reasons are for visiting Ouro Preto, Pousada Do...
|Pousada Ouro Preto Hotel|
Set in a prime location of Ouro Preto, Pousada Ouro Preto Hotel puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. Featuring a complete list of amenities, guests will find their stay at the property a comfortable one. Business center, 24hr room service are on the list of things guests can enjoy. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Take a break fr...
|Pousada Casa Dos Contos Hotel|
Stop at Pousada Casa Dos Contos Hotel to discover the wonders of Ouro Preto. The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers. Restaurant, 24hr room service, business center are on the list of things guests can enjoy. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. The hotel offers various recreational opportunities. C...
|Hotel Pousada Solar da Opera|
Hotel Pousada Solar da Opera is a popular choice amongst travelers in Ouro Preto, whether exploring or just passing through. The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Hotel Pousada Solar da Opera. Designed for comfort, guestrooms offer non smoking rooms to ensure a restful night. T...