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Minas Gerais Sights

Museu da Inconfidência (Museum of Betrayal)

  • Praça Tiradentes 139 Map It
  • Centro
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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 Inconfidentes, life in colonial Tiradentes, slavery, and a number of other interesting topics. Other displays include period furniture, clothing, slaves' manacles, firearms, books, and gravestones. 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.

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Praça Tiradentes 139, Ouro Preto, 35400–000, Brazil

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  • R$6
  • Tues.–Sun. noon–6


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