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Casa dos Contos

Rua Sao Jose 12, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
+55 31 3551-1444
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This is only a personal opinion but this museum was ok but all in Portuguese so it was hard for me... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Olivier C
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A Great Deal of History Packed into a Small Space

We happened to pass by the Counting House and decided to go in and visit. The history and the... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
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Mon 2pm-6pm, Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Rua Sao Jose 12, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This is only a personal opinion but this museum was ok but all in Portuguese so it was hard for me to understand ... but it's free compare to so many other places in Ouro Preto

Thank Olivier C
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We happened to pass by the Counting House and decided to go in and visit. The history and the decoration were interesting, and one of the guards who spoke English took the trouble to explain things to us that we might have missed. The view...More

2  Thank ed-TO
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Reviewed 15 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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Reviewed 11 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.

Thank annapsi2003
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 1 February 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...More

1  Thank ArturBSB
Reviewed 1 August 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
Reviewed 27 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...More

1  Thank hvalrod
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...More

1  Thank Sylvain R
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
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