Ronald Lewcock Collection. Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, Ouro Preto, Brazil.
Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, Ouro Preto, Brazil.
Founded at the end of the 17th century, Ouro Preto (meaning Black Gold) was originally called Vila Rica, or "rich village", the focal point of the gold rush and Brazil's golden age in the 18th century under Portuguese rule.
The city centre contains well-preserved Portuguese colonial architecture.
Ronald Lewcock Collection.