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Casa dos Contos

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Address: Rua Sao Jose 12, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
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14:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon 14:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Mon 2pm-6pm, Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm

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Tourists are welcome and well received. There is an introduction video in a separate room which explains the section of the exhibit and the history of the place. Sadly the park... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Tourists are welcome and well received. There is an introduction video in a separate room which explains the section of the exhibit and the history of the place. Sadly the park behind was closed for visiting.

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great museum, you need to visit if you want to understand about gold extraction and how it is related to Brazil's history.

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

A must if you are visiting ouro preto, as it is a historic landmark and is of historical importance, it is free and quite educational.

Thank Teresa C
Brasília, Brazil
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I've been to this museum specifically to know its underground quarters, where the slaves used to rest. The feeling of the conditions in which they lived is depressing, but it's an important testimonial about the slavery tragedy to our contemporary society (like Auschwitz Camp or the East Berlim basements).

Thank ArturBSB
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Free entrance - and you can take pictures mostly everywhere. Helpful people telling the story of the gold foundry and money mint. Interesting collection of local currency. One of the best attractions in Ouro Preto

Thank Pedro L
Belo Horizonte, MG
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

I went with a friend to the museum, the museum it is in an old residency that has its own story. On the basement you can see how slaves used to live and were treated. On the second and third floors is the museum were you can see the evolution of coins and the different types of currency that Brazil... More 

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Saint-Mathieu-de-Treviers, France
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Pretty building in the city heart. Former seat of the Treasury. Former prison of inconfidentes. Historical aspects also showing the contrast between the lives of settlers and slaves. We like the windows decorated with privileged views of Ouro Preto. The natural botanical park surrounding the house is absolutely beautiful. It is possible to cross out in another part of Ouro... More 

1 Thank Sylvain R
Clovis, New Mexico
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

While in ouro Preto with some friends they convinced me to go here since I collect coins (US). I thought it was fantastic.

1 Thank Bmcdanielb
Paris, France
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

What s inside the building : painting exhibition and permanent exhibition of old tools etc. It is more the building itself you should concentrate on : it used to be the tax collector office and private house. High ceilings, huge rooms and majestuous staircase. Interesting features : the yard with house water supply, the kitchen and slaves quarters. Gives you... More 

Thank Marie Ange G
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Reviewed 9 June 2015

Small, nice museum, where you briefly learn about the history of currency in Brazil, and can appreciate the architecture of an old house with ancient slave facilities.

1 Thank Annex_BR

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