Founded at the end of the 17th century, Ouro Preto (Black Gold) was the focal point of the gold rush and Brazil’s golden age in the 18th century. With the exhaustion of the gold mines in the 19th century, the city’s influence declined but many churches, bridges and fountains remain as a testimony to its past prosperity and the exceptional talent of the Baroque sculptor Aleijadinho.
|World Cup 2014 stadiums de en es fr it ja nl pt ru||75.8km||site_izi|
|Maned Wolves of Santuário do Caraça||2018||32.4km||site_ao|
|Museu do Aleijadinho||2017||21.5km||site_ao|
|The Largest Open-Air Contemporary Art Center in Latin America||2017||79.5km||site_ao|
|Pampulha Modern Ensemble||2016||77.2km||site_whs|
|Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas||1985||38.7km||site_whs|
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