Praca Tiradentes, Ouro Preto

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A plaza that commemorates the dead hero Tirandentes, Praca Tiradentes is also a meeting place. Locals and internationals alike use this as a central location to gather before a night out; however, the history is a dark backdrop to a lighthearted night out with friends. Tirandentes was one of the leading figures in the Brazilian revolutionary movement. After his plan to resist the controlling Portuguese authority was hatched, he was tried and hanged in this plaza. Nowadays the plaza is full of life, and closeby a line of pubs toast the brave work of Tirandentes. For Praca Tiradentes and beyond, use our Ouro Preto online day trip planner to get the most from your Ouro Preto vacation.
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  • I expected a lot of cafes and restaurants around it, so I could sit and enjoy the atmosphere. Its a busy street with cars coming and going, and small shops around it. Not a place to relax as I...  more »
  • The square is the center of the town and outside the old government building , now a museum. The square was named after Joaquim Jose Da Silva Xavia, a hero in Braizillian eyes for his resistance...  more »
  • Beautiful plaza with a statue of the hero Tiradentes. Right behind it its the Museu da Inconfidência, a museum telling the story of the revolution attempt that took place in Brazil. The square is beautiful and clean, surrounded by shops and restaurants. I felt that the traffic was a bit chaotic over there, but aside from that everything was beautiful. It is specially gorgeous under the twilight.
  • Cool and calm place where you can find amazing hand made design on stones

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