Posted by: Alex MacGregor | September 3, 2013

More Churches in Mariana

A short bus ride outside of Ouro Preto is the city of Mariana, a colonial town that has grown into a regional commerce hub.

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Like its more famous neighbor, Mariana is replete with photogenic colonial lanes, but it makes a nice break from the tourist bustle of Ouro Preto.

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Mariana’s most impressive churches, sitting side by side.

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The newer parts of town are typical Brazil–a wonderful mix of concrete buildings, lively street life, and timeworn infrastructure.

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