Do you love the rare and unique? You can’t get anything more special than Ouro Preto, a stunning town whose name translates literally to Black Gold. Hotel Solar do Rosário is the ideal base to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is famous for its beautiful baroque and colonial architecture. This picture perfect Brazilian village with its terracotta tiled buildings and mountain backdrop makes for an interesting cultural escape.
Situated in Ouro Preto Hotel Solar do Rosário is just less than two hours drive from Belo Horizonte’s Pampulha–Carlos Drummond de Andrade Airport. A 90-minute flight from Rio de Janeiro this colonial hideaway is just far enough to be off the beaten track meaning you can skip the hordes of tourist as you wander the streets at a leisurely pace while drinking in the spectacular architectural beauty of this former gold rush town.
Made up of a mixture of 41 suites and apartments Hotel Solar do Rosário offers you complete privacy so you can relax and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of this historical haven. Large, comfortable canopy beds will be calling your name after a day spent visiting the town’s wealth of breath-taking baroque churches, including the magnificent Church of Saint Francis of Assisi.
Why we like it
We can’t resist the charming pull of Ouro Preto and there’s no better place to rest your head than right in its heart at Hotel Solar do Rosário. It’s an added bonus that there is an indoor and outdoor pool so you can make the most of the Brazilian sunshine in between your foray into the country’s rich past. Wine connoisseurs will fall in love with the impressive cellar or if scotch is more your poison of choice then the Scotch Bar is just for you.