Minas do Palácio Velho

Minas do Palácio Velho, Ouro Preto: Hours, Address, Minas do Palácio Velho Reviews: 4.5/5

Minas do Palácio Velho
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Historical-archaeological site of gold mining in the 18th century. Former mining complex located at the foot of the hillside of the Serra de Ouro Preto, orally known as mine of 'Encardideira' or 'Chico Rei'.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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RHAHJ
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,976 contributions
Interesting site near the center of Ouro Preto
May 2019
I wanted to visit some mines around Ouro Preto, and after the minas da Passagem I had in mind to visit the Veloso mine, because that was indicated clearly in Google maps. But then I found that this mine was within easy walking distance from the place where I was staying, so I want here and to the Chico Rei mine instead. These mines are much smaller than the Passagem mines, since they were excavated by hand, by slaves. It is interesting to hear about children digging out the smaller spaces, and measures that were taken to keep the slaves small to do the job. Guides speak a little english, but it could be better.
Written May 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andreia S
10 contributions
Great experience
Apr 2018 • Family
Paulinho was our guide and his knowkedge and passion was impressive. It was rather an emotional experience while going through part of the history of those that worked really hard on the mines hundreds of years ago. (Slavery work) very interesting tour. Can’t recommend enough.
Written April 10, 2018
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