Santa Rita de Ouro Preto is considered the world capital of soapstone, a material that formed the base for the 'creative explosion' of the Baroque period's sculptures and art. Its production continues to fill domestic and international markets.
8:00 - Departure from the hotel or other meeting point agreed with the Agency, supervised by one of our guides. We move to Santa Rita de Ouro Preto and walk down the Royal Road, where visitors can check out one of the most beautiful landscapes of the city of Ouro Preto.
9:30 - Arrival at Santa Rita de Ouro Preto, known as the capital of soapstone.
10:00 - Trek to the quarry where the stone is extracted.
12:00 - Free time for lunch.
13:30 - The workshop will be present all processes for the manufacture of handicrafts in Soapstone.Visitors can handle parts and take them home.
16:00 - Time to enjoy a real coffee with bread, cheese and return to Minas Ouro Preto.
17:30 - Arrival at the hotel or other point of the city. End of our services.
- The use of comfortable shoes, as the stones of the streets are slippery and the hills are steep;
- In the wintertime use of clothing to combat the cold weather of the cities and in times of heat, we recommend the use of sunscreen.
- Recall that Ouro Preto and its neighboring towns experience differences in altitude, and low temperatures are possible throughout the year;
- The itinerary can be changed according to weather conditions and / or for reasons beyond our control.
Book for more than 12 people, contact us directly
Aliar Turismo - Direita street 31 sala 02 - Centre / Ouro Preto
Consult us for other meeting points