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The population of this area of Minas Gerais is nearly 64,000.
The national capital, Brasilia, is situated 420 miles northwest of Ouro Preto, while Ouro Branco is 10 miles to the southwest.
Want to gain a different perspective on the city? Spend the afternoon outdoors at Parque Vale dos Contos. Alternatively, have a bite to eat and read a book at Praca Gomes Freire.
Don't forget to make time for some of the many cultural institutions in the area. The Museu da Inconfidencia and Oratory Museum offer a range of displays and collections that are bound to spark your curiosity. The Aleijadinho Museum and the Casa dos Contos Museum are also well worth a visit.
If you get a charge out of seeing scientific and natural history artifacts, Astronomical Observatory should certainly be your first stop.
If you're wanting to check out some art, stop off at the Sacred Art Museum and have a look at their striking works.
To discover more about the area's rich and colorful past, consider visiting its historic monuments and buildings. Start your history tour at the Mina da Passagem and the Chico Rei Mine. More stories from the days of yore are waiting for you at Casa de Tomas Antonio Gonzaga and the Felipe dos Santos Mine.
Whether you think of yourself as spiritual or not, you'll be sure to have a nice time at Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos Church and Sao Francisco de Assis Church. If you'd like to see a couple more religious sites, have a stroll around Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church and Nossa Senhora do Pilar Church.
Get lost among the vibrant sights and sounds of Tiradentes Square, a popular civic square.
Ouro Preto is home to some interesting monuments. Igreja Matriz de Santa Efigenia, Sao Miguel e Almas Bom Jesus Matosinhos Church and Casa da Intendencia are some quiet places where you can discover the lived experiences of the area's past residents.
Every educational institution has its own unique character, and the Federal University of Ouro Preto is no exception. A significant part of the local community, it makes an interesting excursion for anyone who enjoys the stimulating college environment.
Wander through Handicraft Market if you love shopping and mingling with local crowds.
For a memorable night out, grab some friends and head to the Municipal Theater, the Teatro Navegante - Cia de Marionetes or the Opera House - Municipal Theatre. Each of these venues feature a wide variety of performances and shows throughout the year.
Situated in the historical district, this pousada is within a 5-minute walk of Museu da Inconfidencia, Cachoeira do Bromado and Tiradentes Square. Astronomical Observatory and Casa de Tomas Antonio Gonzaga are also within 5 minutes.
Located in the heart of Ouro Preto, this pousada is steps away from Casa dos Contos Museum, Municipal Theater and Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church. Museu da Inconfidencia and Tiradentes Square are also within 5 minutes.
Situated in Ouro Preto, this pousada is within a 15-minute walk of Handicraft Market, Sao Miguel e Almas Bom Jesus Matosinhos Church and Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos Church. Nossa Senhora do Pilar Church and Sacred Art Museum are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in the heart of Ouro Preto, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos Church, Nossa Senhora do Pilar Church and Sacred Art Museum. Parque Vale dos Contos and Casa dos Contos Museum are also within 10 minutes.
Situated in Ouro Preto, this pousada is within a 10-minute walk of Our Lady of Conception Church, Aleijadinho Museum and Sao Francisco de Assis Church. Chico Rei Mine and Casa de Tomas Antonio Gonzaga are also within 10 minutes.
Situated in the business district, this hostel is 13.6 mi (21.9 km) from Mother Of Our Lady Of Conception and within 25 miles (40 km) of Imagem e Memoria Museum and Federal University of Ouro Preto. Sacred Art Museum and Nossa Senhora do Pilar Church are also within 25 miles (40 km).
Situated in Ouro Preto, this pousada is within a 5-minute walk of Sao Francisco de Assis Church and Casa de Tomas Antonio Gonzaga. Cachoeira do Bromado and Museu da Inconfidencia are also within 10 minutes.
Situated in Ouro Preto, this hostel is steps away from Museu da Inconfidencia, Tiradentes Square and Cachoeira do Bromado. Guignard House Museum and Casa de Tomas Antonio Gonzaga are also within 5 minutes.