Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ouro Preto



Ouro Preto is filled with rolling hills, 

picturesque landscapes, 

painted houses, 

cobblestone streets, 
churches....







The name Ouro Preto means "black gold".  This city was once the major mining town of the gold rich State of Minas Gerais.  
It was designated a World Heritage Site by Unesco due to its fascinating, beautiful baroque architecture.



10 comments:

Scriber's Web said...

Oh that is simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Too bad about your guide.

Gabriela said...

Wow-really pretty.

Your guide? Sounds like a total loser. :( Gaupo is totally anti-guide-it's a good thing we weren't there!

Beverlydru said...

We lucked out- we got to see the sights and with a lovely, articulate and talented guide. Sorry you had to deal with the OTHER one. I love travelling with you as guide. Thanks for posting the beautiful photos.

Betty said...

Lovely place! Somewhere I want to go. Looks great! But I´m sorry you had such a terrible tour guide! That makes a trip so much harder and takes all the joy out of it!

Stephanie said...

The pictures are GORGEOUS! I was reading about Ouro Preto the other day! And I am reading all these blogs about travel and I am jealous! I cant wait to be able travel inside Brazil :)

marina said...

Brazil sounds like a lovely place to see, ") marina

Fabiola said...

I´ve never been to Ouro Preto. The architecture is similar Salvador. Don´t you think??
I am always thinking about going there but it never works out.

About your guide.... I just hate them....All of them ; )

Fabiola

Brenda said...

It all looks so pretty, you do a great job with the pictures as well

BLOGitse said...

beautiful!
and that's where people from class cities go to see and feel real life?? no plastic nor steel and class...

NicoleB said...

Oh, that looks like one wonderful place.
Thanks for taking us on this beautiful trip!