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AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF BRAZIL'S HISTORY

Ouro Preto was founded in 1698,and was the most important gold & silver center in the Americas.
Till today,the region is an important mineral extrating area.
The postcards of this wonderful city,includes its baroque style in churches and houses ( mostly 18th century ),and it's one of the UNESCO World Heritage Landmark,what promises that all in it must be preserved and/or restored

THE FAMOUS SONS OF THIS CITY

In the late's 1700,a group of intelectuals and professionals assembled here to plan Brazil's independence from Portugal.
The movements name was " INCONFIDENCIA MINEIRA ",and it was crushed by the crown,and its leader,a dentist imortalized by the name of TIRADENTES ( toothpooler ),was executed and beheaded,his head was publicly displayed in the streets of Rio,in order to scared any others with the same ideas!
There's a city near Ouro Preto also called Tiradentes.
The second famous son of this city is Antonio Francisco Lisboa,better known as ALEIJADINHO ( little cripple ),and under his skillfull hands,we can find beautiful baroque churches,his masterpiece are the church of San Francisco De Asiss and the famous facade in gold at the church of Nossa Senhora Do Carmo.

ONE OF ITS FACES FROM THE HILLS

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  • Pros:UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE LANDMARK SAYS ALL
  • In a nutshell:A PIECE OF HISTORY YOU CAN TOUCH
  • Intro Written Sep 14, 2002
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