Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto

4.8
#1 of 122 in Things to do in Ouro Preto
Must see · World heritage site · Landmark · Tourist Spot
At Centro Historico de Ouro Preto you can see why this is one of Brazil's best-preserved colonial towns and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Praised for its outstanding Baroque architecture and its well-preserved cobblestoned streets, this central zone of the city has long been a popular destination for travelers from around the world. Walk through the heart of this old mining town to see numerous churches, many dating from the earliest colonial days. There are several museums located in this area, where you can take guided tours designed to teach you all about the city’s and the region’s rich cultural, religious, and artistic heritage. This downtown area is also home to numerous shops, restaurants, bars, bookstores, and hotels. Plan your visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Ouro Preto trip itinerary planner.
Create an itinerary including Centro Historico de Ouro Preto

Centro Historico de Ouro Preto reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
5,057 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This pretty little town, about 140 kilometers from Belo Horizonte a world heritage site, has several examples of magnificent Baroque, cobbled streets, museums, and restaurants.  more »
  • Ouro Preto is a gem. When you travel to Brazil, don't just go to the flashy beaches of Rio. See lovely historical places like Ouro. Fabulous restaurants, lovely sights, comfy hotels and wonderful...  more »

Plan your trip to Ouro Preto

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.