Museu de Ciencia e Tecnica da Escola de Minas/UFOP, Ouro Preto

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Noted for its collection of unusual mineral specimens and dazzling gemstones, Museu de Ciencia e Tecnica da Escola de Minas/UFOP is a must-see on your tour of this former colonial mining town. The popular gem room contains a collection of minerals, from quartz to diamond to uranium, including many rare specimens. You can also see an exhibit about the evolution of modern technology, or visit the astronomical observatory, displaying instruments used to observe the sky centuries ago. Official tours in English are available upon request, and ample multilingual literature is provided at the entrance to help guide you through some of the more complex scientific displays. The museum is housed in a building constructed in 1741, the site of an ancient fortification. Add Museu de Ciencia e Tecnica da Escola de Minas/UFOP to your Ouro Preto travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Ouro Preto tour itinerary builder tool .
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  • Also known as the Museum of Mineralogy is a compulsory visit in gold Near. Admission is $10.00 (half for students, teachers and people over 60). To see all your wonderful calmly acquis is good to book some 2 hours. It's beautiful, and very organized. He pleases and fascinates all ages. Forbidden to film and photograph, handbags and backpacks must be locked in closets at the entrance. Recommend!
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  • I didn't think I'd get the 2:00 I undertook in this Museum! Many stones like I never imagined in my life! Teachers of science, geography and biology have to visit at least once in a lifetime!
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  • He has a huge collection of minerals and their faceted gemstones. Reserve a few hours if you are lover of minerals. All come accompanied by their chemical formulas. A loathing for chemicals!
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