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Casa dos Contos

Rua Sao Jose N0. 12, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
+55 31 3551-1444
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Some interesting historic exhibits and currency history. There is very little detail in English... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GCarnaffan
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London, UK
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Well worth a visit!

This museum is free to enter and takes around 1 hour to explore at a relaxed pace. The content... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
bairda
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London
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Mon 2pm-6pm, Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Rua Sao Jose N0. 12, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some interesting historic exhibits and currency history. There is very little detail in English only the odd this, which made it feel a little random. It’s free to enter.

Thank GCarnaffan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is free to enter and takes around 1 hour to explore at a relaxed pace. The content is a mixture of financial and local history, including some of the darker slavery aspects. It is an interesting visit and adds to any explore of...More

Thank bairda
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

There's a lot of information here however as Ouro Preto is a UNESCO site and has a lot of tourists the lack of languages really let's this place down

Thank Tomvc1
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
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.

Thank Hefaistos68
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
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