Historic Town of Ouro Preto

Historic Town of Ouro Preto1980

UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage

At one point during the 18th century, no place in the Americas was as rich as Minas Gerais. The name of the state, which literally means "general mines," reveals that the region experienced a rush for gold and diamonds.


  • Title: Historic Town of Ouro Preto
  • Creator: Historic Town of Ouro Preto
  • Date Created: 1980
  • Location Created: Brazil
  • Rights: Embratur
  • Location: Brazil
  • Inscription Criteria: Criteria: (i)(iii)
  • Date of Inscription: 1980
  • Category of Site: Cultural site

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