Museu do Oratório
Igreja NS do Carmo
Built between 1766 and 1772, this lovely church was a group effort by the area’s most important artists. It features a facade and two...
Museu da Inconfidência
This historical museum is housed in Ouro Preto's old municipal headquarters and jail, an attractive building built between 1784 and 1854...
Ouro Preto's vast central square is surrounded by some of the city’s finest museums and churches.
Built in 1769, this 280-seat theater is the oldest in Minas Gerais; it's open for occasional live performances.
Chocolates Ouro Preto
Best known for its hot chocolate and other sinful indulgences, Ouro Preto’s hometown chocolate factory also serves sandwiches, soups and...
Adro da Igreja do Carmo 28 · interesting places nearby
Museu do Oratório information
This museum features a fabulous collection of hand-carved oratórios – miniature home altars and portable devotional shrines dating back to the 17th century. It's housed in the Casa do Noviciado, a triple-level colonial building where Aleijadinho is said to have lived while working on the adjacent Igreja NS do Carmo.