Ouro Preto, Casa de Cāmara e Cadeia
This beautiful building, the
Casa de Câmara e Cadeia, is one of the landmarks of Ouro Preto. It sits in the town's main square.
Work on the
Casa de Câmara started in
1784, but the building was not finished until
1836. Black slaves and prisoners were forced to work on its construction. The building currently hosts a mining museum, and an exhibition hall.
The town of Ouro Preto has a lively nightlife, thanks to students of the
Universidade Federal. The town's main festivals are during the Carnival, the Holy Week and October the 12th.
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