Ouro Preto is the colonial gem of the state of Minas Gerais in the southeast of Brazil. The city is located about 100 kilometres from Belo Horizonte and almost 500 kilometres from Rio de Janeiro. It's one of the main sights in Minas Gerais because its splendid Baroqua architecture which gave it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
From the Ouro Preto Travel Guide
The hostel is very nice, situated in a very beautiful place with an amazing view on Ouro Preto. It's also very close from the bus station. The place is quiet and the owners are very nice people who take very good care of the travelers. It's been an amazing stay!! Thank you again to the Pousada Sao Fransisco de Paula. ... more
Clueless about Brazil
Hey Heather, Great destination, just got back from Brazil: Amazone, Pantanal and Iguazu Falls. I guess with 2-3 weeks apart from Rio you could either stay within the state or neighbouring states visiting some more beaches, islands, national parks and probabaly colonial towns like Ouro Preto, or add ...
2 weeks in Brazil, May 09
and the Colonial historic cities in the mountains of Minas Gerais (Ouro Preto, Congonhas, Tiradentes). It's also ...