Ouro Preto is a colonial town in Brazil's state of Minas Gerais. The town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is one of the country's most popular travel destinations. Ouro Preto translates to mean 'black gold', which reflects the town's past as a trading hub for the gold which was discovered during the area's gold rush. However, the town is now better known for its brilliant examples of baroque architecture, beautiful churches, and winding cobblestone streets. Ouro Preto is a unique destination because it's warm, charming and great for the culturally inclined
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An average trip to Ouro Preto of 7 days for a couple will cost around $5,220
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