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34) The Tiradentes monument and square marks the center of the town. It was here that the head of Tiradentes was displayed to the public. Although the gold disappeared, the colonial buildings and monuments left from the gold cycle are one of the best collections of baroque art and architecture in Latin America. In 1981, UNESCO declared the town a world cultural monument.34) O monumento a Tiradentes e a praça marcam o centro da cidade. Aqui, a cabeça de Tiradentes foi exposta ao público. Embora o ouro tenha desaparecido, os prédios coloniais e os monumentos da época do ouro são uma das melhores coleções de arte barroca e arquitetura da América Latina. Em 1981, a UNESCO declarou a cidade Monumento à Cultura Mundial.


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