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Minas gerais pictures


For a long time isolated because of the surrounding mountains, Minas Gerais shelter several historical colonial cities founded during gold rush at the end of 17th century. We chose to visit two of these cities: Ouro preto and Tiradentes.
[Ouro preto and Tiradentes photos  - welcome to Minas Gerais]
welcome to Minas Gerais
Ouro preto is located in the serra do Espinhaço. Very steep and sinuous, the streets are more convenient for walking than for cars, which is very pleasant. We enjoyed hanging around, watching the colonial architecture of the constructions as well as some of the 23 churches of the city.
Yet, Ouro preto is a bit too touristic, with the usual improvised guides, car watchers... That's why we decided to continue our journey bound for another colonial city of Minas gerais: Tiradentes.
[Ouro preto and Tiradentes photos  - Ouro preto architecture]
Ouro preto architecture
[Ouro preto and Tiradentes photos  - colours]
colours
[Ouro preto and Tiradentes photos  - colonial style]
colonial style
[Ouro preto and Tiradentes photos  - church]
one of the 23 churches
[Ouro preto and Tiradentes photos  - street of Ouro preto]
street of Ouro preto
 
It took almost two hours to reach Tiradentes as the road was sinuous and par une route sinueuse and somehow boring. But it was worth it.
Tiradentes is a small town, a village somehow of only a few streets, nevertheless very charming. Much calmer than Ouro preto, you can walk on stone-paved streets taking time to watch colonial architecture, bright colours and surrounding mountains.
[Ouro preto and Tiradentes photos  - tiradentes]
Tiradentes
[Ouro preto and Tiradentes photos  - woman looking at the window]
woman looking at the window
[Ouro preto and Tiradentes photos  - paved street]
paved street
[Ouro preto and Tiradentes photos  - life scene]
life scene
[Ouro preto and Tiradentes photos  - colonial style house]
colonial style house
[Ouro preto and Tiradentes photos  - santo Antonio church]
santo Antonio church
[Ouro preto and Tiradentes photos  - artistic details]
artistic details