Praça Tiradentes, Ouro Preto

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A plaza that commemorates the dead hero Tirandentes, Praça Tiradentes is also a meeting place. Locals and internationals alike use this as a central location to gather before a night out; however, the history is a dark backdrop to a lighthearted night out with friends. Tirandentes was one of the leading figures in the Brazilian revolutionary movement. After his plan to resist the controlling Portuguese authority was hatched, he was tried and hanged in this plaza. Nowadays the plaza is full of life, and closeby a line of pubs toast the brave work of Tirandentes. For Praça Tiradentes and beyond, use our Ouro Preto online day trip planner to get the most from your Ouro Preto vacation.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Great spot to hit leg, in and out of the shops, buy souvenirs, note the homes, churches, the people, the architecture, the cobbled streets going up and down, some of soapstone, a tour that is a trip.
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  • October 1, 2017
    Heart of downtown. History of Ouro Preto. From there you part for the ups and downs the slopes well steep Black Gold, has always faced and surprising with houses, shops, restaurants, hidden and amazing landscapes. Only in the square you can spend an entire day!
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  • September 30, 2017
    Everything else is up and down so this can be quite a tiring place! It is like stepping back in town however and worth visiting the museums and other towns in the area.  more »
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  • July 9, 2017
    The main tourist spot of the city. You can't miss it. I recommend a visit to the Museu da Inconfidência
  • June 8, 2017
    Very beautiful place. Altho very touristy it is a must see. There are alot of souvenir shops around.
  • April 27, 2017
    Probably the first thing you will see on your arriving to Ouro Preto. There it is the place where Tiradentes' Head was placed during the rebellion of Minas Gerais
  • June 24, 2017
    Really nice place to come and walk around while learning about the history of Ouro Prêtro
  • June 6, 2017
    Famous turistic place

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While it may not be possible to stay in one of the town's grander Baroque buildings, there are plenty of characterful places to sleep in Ouro Preto. In the center, find old town houses converted into small hotels and pousadas (guesthouses)--all located close to the main cultural attractions. If you look slightly farther from the center, you can find accommodations perched up in the town's hills, offering extensive views of the historic center and its proud architecture. In this established tourist destination, you'll find luxury and budget options to suit a range of tastes and requirements.
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