[two days]
In addition to the visits listed on the first on “One Day in Ouro Preto”, we
suggest that you also visit:
Not far from the Tiradentes Square, next to the Conspiracy Museum, are the
locations of the Church of Our Lady of Carmo and the Oratory Museum.
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo (Paróquia Pilar)
Church of Our Lady of Carmo (Pillar Parish)
The Carmo Chapel of the Third Order imposes itself on the Ouro Preto
landscape through its solidity and beauty. It is an excellent example of Rococo
architecture and decoration. In this temple, the master Aleijadinho executed
his final works of art.
Address: Brigadeiro Musqueira Street, – (31) 3551-2601
Open Hours: Tuesdays – Sundays from 9:00 to 11:00 and from 13:00 to 16:45
Museu do Oratório (Paróquia Pilar)
Oratory Museum (Pillar Parish)
Considered to be the only of its kind in the world dedicated to this theme, it is
a trip through the history of the Mineiros’ faith.
Address: Churchyard of the Nossa Senhora Church – (31) 3551-5369
Open Hours: Mondays to Sundays, from 9:30 to 17:30
Next to the Pillar Parish, it’s worth a visit to:
Igreja Rosário dos Pretos (Paróquia Pilar)
Church of the Rosary of the Blacks (Pillar Parish)
This splendid construction possesses authentic Baroque architecture. Its
curved base and façade transform it into one of the wonders of 18th Century
mineira art. Just this church and the São Pedro dos Clérgios, in Mariana,
possess this characteristic in Minas Gerais, of being truly faithful to Baroque
in their architecture.
Address: Largo do Rosário
Open Hours: Tuesdays - Sundays, from 9:00 to 11:00 and from 12:30 to 16:45
When passing along the side of the Antônio Dias Parish, one finds:
Matriz Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Paróquia de Antônio Dias)
Mother Church of Our Lady of the Conception (Antônio Dias Parish)
Located on the inside of this beautiful temple, with decoration of the
transition between the Portuguese national and joanino period, is the tomb
of the master Antônio Francisco Lisboa, o Aleijadinho.
The Aleijadinho Museum is located on the inside of this church.
Address: Antônio Dias Square – (31) 3551-3282
Open Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays, from 8:30 to 12:00 and from 13:20 to
Santa Ifigênia Church – Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Homens Pretos
Church of Saint Ephigenia – Our Lady of the Rosary of Black Men
Being on the top of a hill, it stands out among the urban landscape of the
city, giving a special touch to the Ouro Preto colonial scenario.
With time the Chapel of the Rosary of the High Cross became known as
Santa Ifigênia. Its history is also linked to the legendary Chico Rei.
street Santa Efigênia - Alto da Cruz
Igreja de Sta. Ifigênia / Matriz N. Sra. da Conceição – Fotos: Maria Lucia Dornas
If your intention is to not visit so many churches, you can opt for:
Parque Horto dos Contos
Horto dos Contos Park
The Horto dos Contos Park is a green area situated in the central region of
Ouro Preto, from which one of the most beautiful and peculiar views of the
city is revealed.
To get through the entire park takes about 40 minutes. It’s a surprising walk,
since the altitude varies from 1,584m, in the Botanical Gardens, to 346m in
the Vale dos Contos (Valley of Tales).
While walking through the park, pass along the side and under the bridge of
the House of Tales.
Address: Entrance I –Padre Rolim Street, near the bus station
Entrance II –Américo Lopes Square, on the sideline of the Matriz
do Pilar
Open Hours: Tuesdays - Sundays, from 7:00 to 17:00
During daylight saving time, the visitation hours will be altered.
Foto: Maria Lucia Dornas
Another good option is to take the train ride between Ouro Preto
and Mariana.
Trem da Vale
Vale Train
An enchanting experience on rails. The stretch that links Ouro Preto to
Mariana captivates visitors on its 18 km of history, culture and natural
Address: Ouro Preto Station – Cesário Alvim Square – (31) 3551-7705
Ticket Box Office open hours: Wednesdays – Sundays, from 8:00
to12:00 and from 13:00 to 17:00
Train departure hours: Fridays – Sundays – two daily departures: at
10:00 and at 15:30.
Fotos: Maria Lucia Dornas
Ig. N. Sra. do Carmo – Foto: Maria Lucia Dornas
Ig. N. Sra. do Rosário – Foto: Sérgio Freitas
Matriz N. Sra. da Conceição – Fotos: Sérgio Freitas
Cidade Monumento Nacional (National Monument City) was a very
important title for the city granted by decree No. 22928 of July 12, 1933.
It meant the first concrete steps towards the preservation of this
important heritage.
The deserved recognition came in 1980 when UNESCO pronounced
Ouro Preto World Heritage Site. It was the first Brazilian city to
receive this title. This spectacular heritage is a symbol of history, art,
and tradition, and it most certainly awes those who visit. For those
coming to Minas Gerais, Ouro Preto is really a must visit.
To the informations below consult the Itineraries Ouro Preto [one
How to get to Ouro Preto
General Information
Stay Tuned!
Do not forget to check the hours and
days of operation of the attractions to
make the most of your ride.
Consult the list of hotels and inns at Ouro Preto page, section
Destinations on
Foto: Maria Lucia Dornas

- Inglês