Two days in Ouro Preto – Part 2

More photos of Ouro Preto, remembering the trip of the weekend (21 and 22 July 2017).
There was so much gold! It was the end of the seventeenth century when gold began to be explored. During the eighteenth century, Ouro Preto, which was called Villa Rica (rich village) lived all its splendor. It was the largest city in Brazil, larger than the capital, Rio de Janeiro. The art flourished in Brazil for the first time through a group of artists, such as Aleijadinho, Ataíde, Cláudio Manuel, Tomás Antônio Gonzaga and many others.
It is incredible to visit this intense past and to walk through its streets full of mysteries and stories told to this day.

(Portuguese) Dois dias em Ouro Preto – parte 2

Mais fotos de Ouro Preto, lembrando a viagem do fim de semana (21 e 22 de julho de 2017).
Havia muito ouro! Era o final do século XVII quando o ouro começou a ser explorado. Durante o século XVIII, Ouro Preto, que se chamava Vila Rica viveu todo o seu esplendor. Era a maior cidade do Brasil, maior que a capital, o Rio de Janeiro. A arte floresceu no Brasil pela primeira vez através de um conjunto de artistas, como Aleijadinho, Ataíde, Cláudio Manuel, Tomás Antônio Gonzaga e muitos outros.
É incrível visitar este passado tão intenso, e percorrer suas ruas cheias de mistérios e de histórias contadas até os dias de hoje.

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Detail of the old prison.
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Magnificent Igreja do Carmo (18th century, Portuguese architect Manuel Francisco Lisboa).
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A smart inhabitant of Ouro Preto.
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On a cold afternoon, tourists and a view of Itacolomi Peak.
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Tiradentes Square, central point, on event day.
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Coming night in the historic city.
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The old woman and her beautiful house.
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A view from the bridge of the sigh.
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An incredible hillside, which tests your faith, leads to the Church of Santa Efigênia.
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End of the day. A detail of the oldest church (Padre Faria).
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End of day. Visitors and the masterpiece of Aleijadinho.
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Silhouettes (another detail of the old prision).
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