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Quality Hotel Afonso Pena

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Av. Afonso Pena, 3761, Belo Horizonte, BR, 30130-008

  • Phone: (55) 31 21118900
  • Fax: (55) 31 21118901
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Minas Gerais Public Archives

Avenida João Pinheiro, 362
Belo Horizonte, 30130-180
+55 31 3269 1060

Mo to Fr from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

The Minas Gerais Public Archives were founded in the city of Ouro Preto in 1895 and transferred to Belo Horizonte in 1901. It has been in its current location since 1938, a mansion that used to be the residence of the state treasurer. The archives have an extensive collection of documents, movies, photos and maps pertaining to the three different periods in Brazilian history. Special highlights of the collection here are 18th-century maps, rare publications (including some clandestine ones) and records on the Inconfidencia Mineira (Minas Gerais Conspiracy) in 1789, an important revolution against Portuguese domination over Brazilian territories.
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