This is Ouro Preto, meaning Black Gold in Portuguese. It is located in the state of Minas Gerais. In the 1700's, under Portuguese rule, Ouro Preto had an enormous gold rush. The city is protected due to its large amount of Baroque architecture. Today it is a tourist town which still mines aluminum, manganese and marble. Photo from Saffron and Silk.
Ouro Preto: Black Gold and Baroque Opulence - http://dare2go.com/ouro-preto-baroque-opulence/ - Ouro Preto is an old gold mining town in the mountains of Minas Gerais. It’s recognised, for its opulent baroque buildings, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The post Ouro Preto: Black Gold and Baroque Opulence appeared first on dare2go. #overland #overlanding #adventuretravel #travel #Brazil