Ouro Preto, which means black gold, was settled in the 17th century by the “bandeirantes”, explorers searching for gold. The city prospered and became the state capital in the early 19th century. Surrounded by mountains and Nature, the city is located in the central part of the state of Minas Gerais and 150km from Belo Horizonte, the current state capital.
Ouro Preto is a UNESCO World Heritage Center featuring steep streets and well preserved Portuguese colonial houses. Among the traditional buildings with distinct architecture, the town has thirteen large Baroque churches and numerous public monuments. Among the most spectacular ones are the Saint Francis and the Pilar churches.
Cultural, popular and religious events are yet another reason to visit Ouro Preto. The handcrafts fair and the broad diversity of local restaurants offer the opportunity to get a glimpse of the rich regional culinary and artistic traditions, which reflect their blend of Brazilian, European and African roots.
The event will be held in:
Parque Metalúrgico - Centro de Artes e Convenções da UFOP
Address: Rua Diogo de Vasconcelos, 328 - Pilar.
Phone Number: +55-31-35511015 / +55-31-35593130