Things to do
Ouro Preto manages to keep travelers coming into town entertained for many days. There are dozens of tourist spots to visit, beautiful surrounding towns for back and forth tours, many viewpoints that deserve photographic stops and, of course, countless little Minas restaurants to try out. There will be time for so many attractions. If you are organizing a short trip, for just one weekend, it is best to focus on the essence of Ouro Preto so as not to get lost among so many churches, museums, mines and charming villages. If you have more time, take time to get to know the art and architecture of Ouro Preto from the inside, not just the facades. The scenery of Ouro Preto is stunning, but it is within the churches and mansions that are some of the greatest local treasures.