Ouro Preto

Set in the remote and rugged Serra do Espinhaco mountains of eastern Brazil, the historic colonial town of Ouro Preto has been preserved as a national monument and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a bustling University town as well as a popular tourist destination. This incredibly picturesque town is known for its ancient churches, winding cobblestoned streets, charming town squares, red-tiled roofs, fountains and wonderful Baroque architecture. Visitors can explore the 18th-century St. Francis of Assisi Church, stroll through the ancient streets, and discover the many squares including Praca Tiradentes, the town’s main square lined with an array of shops and cafes.

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