Traveling to Ouro Preto, the Colonial Heart of Minas

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For those who favor history and culture over beach for a weekend away, Ouro Preto and its neighboring towns have plenty to offer. The colonial town lies around six hours by car from Rio in the lush green hills of Minas Gerais and has the feel of an open-air museum.

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