On Day 2 of your baroque cities trip, you can explore the narrow winding streets of Ouro Preto. As a result of the local gold rush the town became an open air museum of richly decorated baroque churches, buildings, fountains and squares. Ouro Preto, which means ‘black gold’ has been a UNESCO protected site since 1980. Its special status helps it to retain its 17th century atmosphere. The streets are paved with uneven cobble stones, so don’t forget to pack a pair of sturdy walking shoes.