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Mina do Chico Rei, Ouro Preto
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More than two thirds of this 250 m (820 ft) deep mine is underwater, but the museum outside and the other one third of Mina do Chico Rei provides plenty of mine history for nondiving explorers. At the museum, you'll learn about the history of the mine and the reasons why it filled with water. Follow the museum up with a tour of the mine galleries not submerged; there you'll get a sense of how a worker must have felt working in narrow passages and large galleries. If you’re in an underwater spelunking mood, then book an introductory diving tour of the cave’s entrance with a guide. Below the water you’ll see tram tracks, old boots, and discarded tools resting where they were left when the mine was abandoned. After your underwater adventure, check out the restaurant for some quick eats and a cold drink. Arrange to visit Mina do Chico Rei and other attractions in Ouro Preto using our Ouro Preto holiday planner.
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  • Interesting site to visit. Gold mine, made in clay, arc usually damp location. Use of helmet. Worth knowing, is close to the array of conception. Old mine of Encardideira, which belonged to King Congo, called in Ouro Preto of Chico Rei, on site during the visit the staff count some of that history and how it worked the mine.
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  • Gustavo guide us with historic property the life of former slave Galangal that upon arriving in Brazil was dubbed by Francisco (Chico). I won't tell everyone why facts is valid to invest money and time in ride safety and us stuffed cause to wonder how gold extraction was made on site.
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  • the mine is narrow, you come out a mess but it's very cool. The rain drips inside, don't normally happen.
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  • Merece muito a visita
  • Muito bom.
  • Excelente guia.
  • Muito bom.
  • Vale pela historia do lugar.