Founded: 1690

Population: 65,000

Telephone dial code: 031

Airports: None.

Art shop. Ouro Preto.Being at an elevation of 1000m Ouro Preto has an altitude adjusted climate. It's not as hot as the Brazilian coast. The cobbled streets get slippery in the rain so you'll need proper shoes more than havaianas here.

Ouro Preto (Black Gold) was a colonial gold rush town and was the Capital of Minas Gerais until 1897. 

The main attractions here are the 13 colonial churches and 7 chapels. You can see them dotted around the hill tops. They are closed on Mondays.

Praša Tiradentes and Rua Direita are the center of town and perhaps the best place to start your exploration of Ouro Preto.