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Casa dos Contos

Rua Sao Jose N0. 12, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
+55 31 3551-1444
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Key stop on Estrada Real tour

Outside of the churches, the only real example of Brazilian colonial architecture we could enter... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
WC-Travelers-75
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West Chester, PA
Ok. Not many English descriptions

Some interesting historic exhibits and currency history. There is very little detail in English... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
GCarnaffan
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London, UK
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Mon 2pm-6pm, Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm
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Rua Sao Jose N0. 12, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Outside of the churches, the only real example of Brazilian colonial architecture we could enter and visit. It is definitely worth an hour of your time.Varied uses over time adds to its interest. We visited the slave quarters, the mint display, period furniture rooms and...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Some interesting historic exhibits and currency history. There is very little detail in English only the odd this, which made it feel a little random. It’s free to enter.

Thank GCarnaffan
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

This museum is free to enter and takes around 1 hour to explore at a relaxed pace. The content is a mixture of financial and local history, including some of the darker slavery aspects. It is an interesting visit and adds to any explore of...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

There's a lot of information here however as Ouro Preto is a UNESCO site and has a lot of tourists the lack of languages really let's this place down

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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This is only a personal opinion but this museum was ok but all in Portuguese so it was hard for me to understand ... but it's free compare to so many other places in Ouro Preto

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

We happened to pass by the Counting House and decided to go in and visit. The history and the decoration were interesting, and one of the guards who spoke English took the trouble to explain things to us that we might have missed. The view...More

2  Thank ed-TO
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Tourists are welcome and well received. There is an introduction video in a separate room which explains the section of the exhibit and the history of the place. Sadly the park behind was closed for visiting.

Thank Hefaistos68
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great museum, you need to visit if you want to understand about gold extraction and how it is related to Brazil's history.

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

A must if you are visiting ouro preto, as it is a historic landmark and is of historical importance, it is free and quite educational.

Thank Teresa C
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I've been to this museum specifically to know its underground quarters, where the slaves used to rest. The feeling of the conditions in which they lived is depressing, but it's an important testimonial about the slavery tragedy to our contemporary society (like Auschwitz Camp or...More

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