Historic Town of Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
S 20° 23.129 W 043° 30.225
23K E 656145 N 7745150
Quick Description: The center of the historical city of Ouro Preto in the state of Minas Gerais.
Location: Minas Gerais, Brazil
Date Posted: 6/29/2007 12:39:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM1R6M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
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Long Description:
"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." (Source: UNESCO)
Type: Site

Reference number: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/124

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