Attractions

Museum in Ouro Preto

Museu do Aleijadinho

An homage to the life of Brazil's greatest Baroque artist, this museum behind Matriz NS da Conceição displays works by Aleijadinho and other 18th-century masters, including intricate crucifixes, elaborate oratories …
Museum in Ouro Preto

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 on the south side of Praça Tiradentes. It contains the tomb of Tiradentes, doc…
Museum in Ouro Preto

Museu de Ciência e Técnica da Escola de Minas

In the old governor’s palace above Praça Tiradentes, this museum features dazzling gemstones from around the world. Even if you skip the museum itself, it's worth climbing to its front terrace for spectacular views …
Museum in Ouro Preto

Museu do Oratório

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 colon…
Museum in Ouro Preto

Casa dos Contos

This 18th-century treasury building doubled as a prison for members of the Inconfidência. The renovated mansion now houses displays on the history of gold – and money in general – in Brazil.