Postcard courtesy Inge Möller-Rizo.

Ouero Preto, founded in 1698, was the center of the greatest gold and silver rush in the Americas up to that time. It became know as Vila Rica when it was given city status in 1711. In 1933, Ouero Preto was declared a national monument and the surrounding area became a national park. This has preserved many of the city’s churches, public buildings and houses, many of which date back to the 18th century. Religious architecture reached its peak in the 1700s and the city has many ornate (gold leafed) Baroque churches.

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