UNESCO protected with verdant hilly panoramas, Ouro Preto is Brazil’s peaceful and scenic, untouched colonial town.

Portuguese for ‘Black Gold’, the surrounding hills were once a haven for gold mining and earned the town its wealth and historic significance.

Nowadays, the Baroque architecture still stands in all its splendour with sacred artwork and tranquil churches lining narrow and crooked cobblestone slopes. Ramble up these hills to uncover vistas of churches strewn across the mountainous panorama and enjoy a fabulous showcase of unspoilt mineiro art.

What to do

  • Explore the sloping cobblestone streets to enjoy church filled views against a sweeping mountain backdrop.
  • Enjoy pristine sacred art and some of Brazil's finest Baroque architecture.