Brazil travel: Ouro Preto
Ouro Preto has about 70.000 residents. The town is located in the state of Minas Gerais in the mountain range Serra do Espinhaco around 1179 meters above sea level. In 1980, the UNSECO declared the baroque city centre as a cultural monument of mankind. The churches, towers, bay windows, fountains and gardens await you with lovely detail as you are taken back in time to the 18th century. Antonio Francisco Lisboa was decisively involved in creating the beautiful architecture of the city and his works, which are evidence of the quality and variety of forms, are ubiquitous. The many bumpy streets and small hills invite to stroll for hours. Do not miss out on the culinary delights of the region. The city previously disposed on an enormous gold deposit, from which eventually the name “Vila Rica do Ouro Preto” (Rich city of the black gold) was born. At just 12 kilometres away, day trips to the seaside or with the steam locomotive Maria Fumaca to the baroque village Mariana, you can enrich your trip to Brazil. The subtropical climate in Ouro Preto holds a warm humid summer (December to March) and dry, mild winter months (May to August). From September to April, you can enjoy average maximum temperatures of 22 to 24 degrees Celsius. However, during these months it can also rain a lot in Ouro Preto. The driest months are May to September. The weather is a bit cooler at this time, so you should bring some warm clothes.
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