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Placa Tirandentes

town center, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Ranked #10 of 49 Attractions in Ouro Preto
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: Boutiques with reasonably priced gemstones and jewelry line this main town square.
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Crossing the road can be a bit dicey and working out the rights of way for traffic takes some getting used to but if you make it to the monument in the middle it's a great place to sit and watch the world go by for a bit.

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Stockton, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
8 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Praca Tiradentes is the main square of Ouro Preto, the former capital of Minas Gerais State and one of my favorite cities in the world. At its ends are two museums, one devoted to the early 19th century insurrection headed by a dentist, "Tiradentes" ("tooth-puller"), the other a geological museum exhibiting gems mined in the area ("Minas Gerais" means "general... More

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89 reviews 89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Being one of the most picturesque colonial town in Brazil I was surprised by the low level of maintenance and quite abandoned appearance of the main square of this place. No parking for tourist and a significant amount of street re-sellers for low quality stuff of all kind that can be found all over Brazil. Services are also limited and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Rather holy town and so was the square. It is unusual not to have a flat town square in Latin America, but this one was.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Ouro Preto is one of the most symbolical historic cities in Brazil. TIradentes was one of "Brazilian heroes" against the Portuguese domination and the Tiradentes square remains with the same looks and feel of the time when he was killed on it. Be prepared to walk up hills, since the square is on an upper part of the city, which... More

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Salvador, BA
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142 reviews 142 reviews
52 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Beautiful backdrop for photos. A giant obelisk and the Museu da Inconfidiencia in the background. Great during festivals, but always gives a sense of history.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This is the hub of the city with a very nice ambience. The cobblestone streets are charming. The sky was beautiful from the square at sunset.

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Le françois,martinique
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

A strange place look historical. The tourist office is inside but nothing to take inside. You can jewel craft-men working on colored stones. very cheap things to buy. At night there is bars with local music very enjoy-full

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Beautiful historic square... Needs to be more pedestrian friendly. Almost got run over several times crossing the square with my family. ;-)

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

The plaza is made only to catch tourists. If you really want to know Ouro Preto, take a walk to the down streets. The only good thing i saw in the plaza was the museum, the rest, terrible when is weekends: bad traffic, no way to park your car, dirty and pee smells in the corners.

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