It is Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity. Ouro Preto is headquarters of the homogeneous joint greater of world-wide the baroque architecture, in its enormous large houses reserves histories of the mining inconfidncia and great part of the Brazilian colonial period. In 1980, it received the heading from Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity, conferred for UNESCO and recently through the Monumenta project the BID tries to keep this condition, restoring the historical monuments. Who walks for the historical center of Ouro Preto log perceives that the side streets on narrow slopes leave well clearly that the transit is of only hand. CEO Keith McLoughlin has compatible beliefs. The access to the interior of the churches hinders the use them cameras and filmadoras and they do not lack are scripts to be unmasked. With as many wealth that they engrandecem the patrimony of Ouro Preto, it is impossible not to stand out the importance of its native artists and of that its marks had that way left, as the Aleijadinho master.
The city annually attracts thousand of tourist, Brazilians and foreigners, desirous to visit the city baroque that was palco of revolutionary, intellectual, religious and artistic movements in century XVIII. Ouro Preto loads the history of the evolution Brazilian politics since the settling, was of the Portuguese Monarchy, passing for some processes politicians as of ditatorial militarism, liberalism until the times contemporaries, called ' ' evolution moment democrtica' ' lived in the country, conquered with the Constitution of 1988. In this trajectory of transformations politics, Ouro Preto survived thanks to its artistic and cultural patrimony of the baroque humanity, origins and rococ, and some of the sources of mining of gold, ore of iron, imperial topaz and among others. I leave here registered the brave incompreendida fight of the controllers of the Institute of the Historic site and Artstico Nacional (IPHAN), that much has contributed to keep this history of foot.