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Brazil, Historic Town of Ouro Preto

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Location State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Coordinates S20 23 20 W43 30 20
Date of Inscription 1980

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/124 )

Founded at the end of the 17th century, Ouro Preto (Black Gold) was the focal point of the gold rush and Brazil’s golden age in the 18th century. With the exhaustion of the gold mines in the 19th century, the city’s influence declined but many churches, bridges and fountains remain as a testimony to its past prosperity and the exceptional talent of the Baroque sculptor Aleijadinho.

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Tiradentes Square, Historic Town of Ouro Preto Church, Historic Town of Ouro Preto

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