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Museu da Inconfidência

Museu da Inconfidência Review

One of the best historical museums in Brazil, this former 18th-century prison and onetime city hall has great interactive computer and television screen displays devoted to the history of the failed uprising of the Inconfidêntes, life in colonial Tiradentes, slavery, and a number of other interesting topics. Other displays include period furniture, clothing, slaves' manacles, firearms, books, and gravestones, as well as works by Aleijadinho and Ataíde. The museum also holds the remains of revolutionaries, some brought back from exile in Portugal's African colonies, and the document in which Maria I details the fate of Tiradentes's body parts.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Praça Tiradentes 139, Centro, Ouro Preto, 35400–000 | Map It
  • Phone: 031/3551–1121
  • Cost: R$6
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. noon–6
  • Location: Ouro Preto
Updated: 06-24-2013

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