Minas Gerais

The state of Minas Gerais, in southeastern Brazil, is the country’s storehouse of mineral richess and the second most populous. Belo Horizonte is the state capital and the largest city.

The state gathers important artistic and architectural heritage, preserved in sites of international fame such as Ouro Preto, Diamantina and São João del Rei, which are part of the Estrada Real (Royal Road) complex. More: History of Brazil


Aerial view of Belo Horizonte.


The historical city of Ouro Preto (Black Gold), the old capital of Minas Gerais.


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Churches at the historic center of Mariana.


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Belo Horizonte



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Belo Horizonte


Praça da Liberdade in Belo Horizonte, the capital of the state of Minas Gerais.

Below, church of São Francisco de Assis, in Belo Horizonte. Constructed in 1943 with a project by Oscar Niemeyer


Church of São Francisco de Assis, in São João del Rel, Minas Gerais (right). Below Praça da Liberdade (Freedom Square) in Belo Horizonte.


Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais




Waterfall at Ibitipoca State Park






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Freedom Square



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