Enjoy a fantastic Brazil day trip as we travel from Belo Horizonte on a scenic and private Ouro Preto tour complete with lunch and a visit Congonhas.
• Enjoy a sightseeing tour along the main attractions of Ouro Preto
• Visit the Opera House, the Oratorio Museum, and the Museum of the School of Mines
• Lunch at a typical “mineiro” restaurant
• Visit to Aleijadinho’s works in front of Bom Jesus do Matosinho Church.
Ouro Preto & Congonhas
You will enjoy a sightseeing tour along the main attractions of Ouro Preto, visiting the two churches of Our Lady of the Pillar, a church with carved works painted entirely in gold; and Saint Francis of Assis which was designed by Aleijadinho with soapstone sculptures.
Then you’ll travel to the Oratorio Museum and the Museum of the School of Mines, which will provie a complete mineralogical view of Brazil and the Opera House.
Lunch is included in a typical “mineiro” food restaurant, the perfect opportunity to taste the region’s farm style savory dishes.
Next we’ll travel to Congonhas to see Aleijadinho’s statues in front of Bom Jesus do Matosinho Church: the 12 statues of the prophets, carved in soapstone, and the Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross), made in polychromatic woodwork. The set of life sized sculptures in Brazil’s greatest artistic treasure.
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