The region is known primarily for its fascinating colonial history, but for art lovers the contemporary art museum, Inhotim, is unmissable. It boasts more than 500 contemporary works from over 100 artists from all over the world, and the works are housed in beautiful botanic gardens.
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Between Salvador to the north and Rio to the south and inland from the coast lies the state of Minas Gerais, the heart of the gold mining activity in colonial Brazil during the 18th century.
Why we think you’ll love it
- Ouro Preto's narrow cobbled streets and baroque churches are a UNESCO world monument site
- Learn more and find out when to go in our in-depth guide