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“Beautiful and free” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casa dos Contos

Casa dos Contos
Rua Sao Jose, 12 Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
(31) 3551-1444
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Ranked #4 of 51 Attractions in Ouro Preto
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Mon 2pm-6pm, Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful and free”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This place tells a lot about the history of Brazil and Minas Gerais state. The museum building and the pieces in exhibition were restored. The exhibition is excellent! If you plan to visit Ouro Preto, you should visit Casa dos Contos.

Visited May 2012
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Comblain-au-Pont, Belgium
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“ecclectic mix of exhibition”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

you can see some coins, some paintings, some slave attributes, so all in all quite eccletic, but the building is beautiful and the staircase is a piece of art initself

Visited January 2013
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
“Superb restoration, excellent exhibitions and free”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The building housing this excellent museum is worth a visit on its own but the exhibits on the history of the building as a gold assay office and as a mint are excellent. So too are the guides all of whom speak good English and are very well informed. Views from the belvedere are lovely. The basement exhibition in the slaves quarters is moving and very comprehensive.

Visited January 2013
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Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Very nice and free museum to visit in Ouro Preto! It tells the history of the money in Brasil, and how the slavery and gold made the city of Ouro Preto.

Visited November 2012
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Salvador, BA
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Worth the visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Very good way to know about the history of our money and the recent turbulences we had in our economy history. Besides, on the 3rd floor, you can have a view of the house where the 'Inconfidencia' meetings were held.

Visited August 2012
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