Sunday, October 26, 2014

Minas Gerais Cities - Brazil

Brazil is more than sun & beaches, I'm more interrested in it's history and architecture. I've been saving money to cross the Atlantic and Minas Gerais state and it's colonial towns are one of my options. 
These cards from Tiradentes and Ouro Preto were sent by David. 

Foto: Sérgio Ricardo de Freitas
Tiradentes is one of the smallest yet best preserved colonial towns in the brazilian State of Minas Gerais. It has been acclaimed as an unspoiled example of colonial architecture.  It has a population of about 6000 and boasts some fine examples of 300-year old buildings, like the impressive gold-filled St. António Church, built in 1710. 

Foto: Sérgio Ricardo de Freitas
Ouro Preto was the stronghold of the Inconfidentes, early fighters for Brazil’s independence from colonial rule. This treasure house of Baroque architecture has remained amazingly intact over the centuries and was classified as UNESCO WHS in 1980.
The Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceiçao (Immaculate Conception) was built between 1727 - 1746. 

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