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Casa dos Contos

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A ciew of Ouro Preto's past, a very rich past, and a cruel one, as well...

Casa dos Contos is where the crown's representative gathered taxes, melted gold, made coins housing... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
João Frederico M
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Campinas, SP
Nifty museum about the history of Brazil's money

Think of this museum as an easy to navigate, well-appointed mint tour, with excellent specimens of... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
ReillyPas
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Los Angeles
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Mon 2pm-6pm, Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Rua Sao Jose 12, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Casa dos Contos is where the crown's representative gathered taxes, melted gold, made coins housing the nobleman's family. It is well preseved and with very good information.

Thank João Frederico M
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Think of this museum as an easy to navigate, well-appointed mint tour, with excellent specimens of Brazilian coins and paper money. The signs and narratives are entirely in Portuguese, but even if you don't speak the language, it's interesting enough and you can keep your...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

It’s a beautiful old and colonial House, who served as the National Mint at XVI/ XVII century. It is well conserved and shows all the money we had in Brazil. Because of our economy, Brazil has had a lot of Moneys. One can see a...More

Thank RicardoJP
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Nice place, it has a free access so nobody should complain if not satisfied. But anyway the visit is very interesting so we recommend to visit it.

Thank FRPLN
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Outside of the churches, the only real example of Brazilian colonial architecture we could enter and visit. It is definitely worth an hour of your time.Varied uses over time adds to its interest. We visited the slave quarters, the mint display, period furniture rooms and...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 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 26 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 1 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

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