ADD TO LISTFew travelers make their way to Ouro Preto when visiting Brazil, and those that do usually stop to go see the Praca Tiradentes. Travelers tend to prefer to more popular destinations such as Belo Horizonte when visiting the area. If you do travel to Ouro Preto, please add your favorite places in this Ouro Preto travel guide.
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If you are interested in visiting the city for it´s cultural heritage and unique architecture and desire not to be bothered by ceaseless parties, beware of february when brazilian carnival takes place. The city has a huge universitarian population, and parties go wild with young people coming from the whole country. BUT if party is what you seek, you may find one of the most special niches in Brazil to celebrate carnival, away from the tourist-trap-mainstream eventys in Rio.
Ouro Preto, in the hills of Minas Gerais, Brasil is an amazing place for everyone who likes culture, architecture and history. Ouro Preto is a calm city but the 23 different churches give a sence of fairytale to the city. the people are nice, the pousadas cute and the bars and lunchspots well aranged.
It's absolutely worth the two hours bus drive from Belo Horizonte to visit Ouro Preto. You will be amazed by his historical beauty.
Mustr visit the city, one the most beautiful historic city in Brazil!
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