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Escape ORP-Mariana-Congonhas
 

 

1  nights   Children Friendly Featured, pleasant property Each City Package includes transfers and the must-do-tours and was carefully selected and negotiated for you. All participating service providers have been chosen for their quality service. So, unless you have specific plans, trust us. It's all prepared. Should you stay extra nights, book the city package and add hotel. Price Busters

Interest:
Historical
Unesco World Heritage
Escapes for business travellers
Baroque





Proposal
 
 
 
If you are in Belo Horizont for Business, don't stay at the Hotel waiting for the next week to begin. You will adore this little portion of culture.

This is a perfect wrap up of these many incredible baroque treasures. Visit Congonhas, Mariana and Ouro Preto without rushing and stroll at night on the cobble stones of this city of the 18th century and discover why there are so many bars, artists and modern night life.
 
Proposal
 
1 Day - BHZ - Congonhas - Mariana

Departure from Belo Horizonte to Congonhas.

Congonhas contains important works from the Golden Age of Brazil. The main points of interest are Aleijadinho’s sculptural masterpieces of the twelve Prophets, carved in soapstone and his sculptural representation of the Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross), done in polychromatic woodwork. The set of life-sized sculptures is Brazil’s greatest artistic treasure.
The trip follows to Mariana, an enchanted city, founded in 1696, was for a short time the capital of State of Minas Gerais. It was originaly called Royal Village of Our Lady of Carmel. In 1745 it received its present name which was in honor of Queen Maria Ana. A walk down its picturesque streets allows you to see houses which date from the beginning of the XVIII century, with their balconies of wood, iron and even soapstone.
In Minas Gerais Plaza, the churches of St. Francis of Assissi with its richly sculptured door, our Lady of Carmel, the City Hall and the Pillory can be found.
Optional: Visit to Gold Mine
Lunch will be served in a typical restaurant.
Back to Ouro Preto.
 
2 Day - Ouro Preto - Belo Horizonte

Breakfast at the pousada.

Full day tour in Ouro Preto, with lunch.
Founded in 1698, Ouro Preto is the masterpiece of colonial architecture in Brazil. Declared by UNESCO as a “Cultural Patrimony of Mankind”. Due to its distance from the coast and the exhaustion of the mines after 1789,it is the one town in Brazil to remain as an outstanding artistic and architectural example of that era. Along the same period, there developed liberation movements inspired by the Iluminism ideas and the concreet example of the American Revolution.
Sightseeing:
*Church of St. Francis of Assissi: An example of Brazilian religious architecture, designed by Aleijadinho, with wood and soapstone sculptures by the same artist.
*Museum of the School of Mines: a complete mineralogical view of Brazil, in addition to displays of geological artifacts from the other countries.
*Church of Our Lady of the Pilar: a church that marked the culmination of Golden Age architecture,with carved works painted entirely in gold.
Oratorio Museum adn Opera House.
Taste one of the typical dishes of the region: "Feijão Tropeiro" or "Tutu a Mineira".

Check-out and transfer from Ouro Preto to Belo Horizonte Airport.
 
 
Observation
Important remarks:
1. Please ask us for single room occupancy;
2. Departures are available from Tuesdays through Saturdays mornings only.

Included in the package rate:
*Private services with air-conditioned vehicles and local guide assistance;
*Arrival and departure transfers Confins airport or hotel in Belo Horizonte / Ouro Preto;
*One full day tour Mariana and Congonhas, with lunch;
*One full day city tour with lunch;
*Accommodation: one overnight at Pousada Classica (or similar) in standard room, with breakfast.

Not included in the package rate:
*Air ticket and airport taxes;
*Non mentioned meals;
*Beverages;
*Tips;
*Personal expenses; and
*Any other service or meal that is not mentioned in the above program.