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Casa dos Contos Review

This colonial coinage house dating from the 1780s had many uses, one as a prison for some of the Inconfidentes, two of whom—Padre Rolim and Claudio Manuel da Costa—died here. It contains the foundry that minted coins of the gold-rush period and has exhibits of coins and period furniture. The building is considered one of the best examples of Brazilian colonial architecture. The beautiful park at the back of the building snakes past a waterfall and alongside a river to the other side of town.

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  • Address: Rua São José 12, Centro, Ouro Preto, 35400–000 | Map It
  • Phone: 031/3551–1444
  • Cost: R$3
  • Hours: Mon., 2–6, Tues.–Sat. 10–6, Sun. 10–4
  • Location: Ouro Preto
Updated: 06-24-2013

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