@unesco #WorldHeritage spotlight:
Historic Town of #OuroPreto

Founded at the end of the 17th century, Ouro Preto (Black Gold) was the focal point of the gold rush and #Brazil’s golden age in the 18th century. With the exhaustion of the gold mines in the 19th century, the city’s influence declined but many #churches, bridges and fountains remain as a testimony to its past prosperity and the exceptional talent of the #Baroque sculptor Aleijadinho.

ph @andreideferrer
#archilovers (presso Ouro Prêto, Para, Brazil)