Created by researchers from the Federal Institute of Minas Gerais, the “Picturesque Landscapes” project goes back in time to Ouro Preto in 1760. Check out the video: 

What would it be like to walk through the streets of Ouro Preto, in the year 1760? Anyone who has traveled to the historic city of Minas Gerais must have wondered this when walking through its cobbled streets.

Now, thanks to a project named “Picturesque Landscapes“, by researchers from the Federal Institute of Minas Gerais (IFMG), it is possible to take a true journey through time through iconic points of the city, which was once the former capital of the state. places like Tiradentes Square, the Town Hall and some chapels were reconstructed in a 3D video.

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to rebuild the old Vila Rica, the researchers used historical records present in books and testimonials from travelers who were in the place at the time. In a video released by the team, it is possible to observe details of the architecture, such as old coats of arms used on the facades of the residences.

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The project initiative, carried out under the guidance of professor and historian Alex Bohrer, was also a tribute to 300 years of Minas Gerais, which will be completed on December 2, 2020. The idea is to reconstruct also other scenarios of Ouro Preto from the 18th century.

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