Court bans carnival in Ouro Preto’s main square

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At the request of the Federal Public Ministry, the Court maintained, on February 2, the injunction that prevents the use of Praça Tiradentes as the stage for the Ouro Preto carnival, in Minas Gerais. The decision prevents any medium or large event from being held.. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
The measure is to prevent damage to the historic square and ensure the safety of the population, since, according to inspections carried out in the area, there is a high risk of fire in properties around the square. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
It was precisely in the square that would bear his name that the head of Tiradentes, martyr of Independence, was exposed in 1792. At the time, the city was still called Vila Rica.. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
The architectural complex of the square began to be formed in 1750. The Palace of Governors was built there. . Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
In 1894, with the inauguration of the monument in honor of Tiradentes, the square began to bear the hero’s name. And his statue symbolically turned its back to the official palace.. Photo: Reproduction: Flip
With the court decision, it will be necessary to set up another area for the parade of some blocks that pass through there and even samba schools that usually perform there.. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
The Ouro Preto Carnival, which is 100km away from Belo Horizonte, attracts many tourists, especially university students. The city is made up of Student Republics, with students from the Federal University (UFOP), who contribute to organizing the parties.. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
Created in 2005, by the union of the Blocos do Caixão, Cabrobró, Praia and Chapado, the Liga dos Blocos de Carnaval de Ouro Preto has, since then, been promoting a party lasting four days. In addition to nationally renowned attractions that attract thousands of visitors to the city. . Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
Created in 2000, Bloco Cabrobró brought together students, friends and family, who wanted to parade in the streets of Ouro Preto to the sound of their own drums. Currently, he is one of the protagonists of the Ouro-Pretana festival. With one of the most anticipated programs on Carnival Sunday, it brings together revelers and features artists.. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
Ouro Preto beach, an area of ​​the city known as Praia do Circo, is located in the Pilar neighborhood and brings together nine student republics. United, they formed the Praia Bloc in 2000. . Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
The objective was to create the best carnival group in the city and parade through the historic slopes. The attractions of Bloco da Praia are chosen to further excite revelers who choose Ouro Preto as their destination. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
The Liga dos Blocos Carnival promotes a closed party, in a space prepared to receive the attractions and revelers. In addition to the stage, with its dressing rooms, backstage and sidestage structures, support areas, reception, medical station, box, food court and bathrooms are set up. . Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
Bloco do Caixão was founded in January 1966, with the symbolic burial of the República Mortério, which was located on Rua Padre Rolim and is now on Rua do Pilar. At that time, the first coffin was made, which became the mark of the republic and its moments of celebration. . Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
The parades took place on the 12th of October, the anniversary of the Escola de Minas. As a Carnival block, the first time that Caixão took to the streets of Ouro Preto was in 1976. Since 2005, the concentration has taken place at Espaço Folia.. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
The youngest among the members of the Liga dos Blocos, Chapado was created in 2008, with the aim of bringing excitement to Carnival Tuesday in Ouro Preto. The city and its revelers welcomed the proposal and Bloco Chapado became synonymous with the last day entirely dedicated to the carnival celebration in the city. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
At Espaço Folia since 2011, Chapado is concerned with bringing not only great attractions to Carnival, but also providing a high-impact event experience for those who enjoy an experience that is only possible in Ouro Preto.. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
In 2020, Ouro Preto’s carnival honored 40 years of the city’s World Heritage status. They recalled the old and fun centuries-old dispute between residents, with the theme “Between Jacubas and Mocotós”.. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
On one side, the neighborhood of Antônio Dias, with its imposing Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Conceição, and the jacubas, as its residents were called. On the other, the Pilar neighborhood, boasting its Nossa Senhora do Pilar Church, one of the richest in the country, and the mocotós, a nickname given by the jacubas to those who lived there.. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
Bloco Pirata has been taking revelers along the slopes of Ouro Preto for 38 years. Emerged in the 80s as an irreverent and peaceful form of protest against political repression. Currently, it unites the characters from Neverland with a crowd at the street carnival.. Photo: Reproduction: Flip
In Ouro Preto, it is possible to stay in republics, inns or hotels. There are many options that cover different audiences, tastes and budgets. The majority of university students are concentrated in republics.. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
The Conspirados Block is made up of people who are monitored by the Psychosocial Care Center (CAPS), in addition to their friends and family. He walks along Getúlio Vargas Street towards the Rosário Church, to the sound of a lively marching band. The members parade with caricatures of Rei Momo, considered the Mad King. Photo: Reproduction: Flip
It has more than 152 years of history, is the oldest Bloco in Brazil and the symbol of the historic city’s carnival. He is the one who opens the carnival on Thursday and returns to the historic streets on Sunday, climbing the city’s hills. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
Portuguese shoemaker José Nogueira Paredes opened the first day of Carnival in the city of Rio in 1846, parading Zé Pereira. José moved to Ouro Preto in 1867, to work at the Government Palace (the city was then the capital of Minas Gerais). It was then that the Bloco Zé Pereira Clube dos Lacaios emerged, organized by Palace employees.. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
Bloco Vermelho i Branco was founded in 1983 by the late tailor Jusberto Vaz Cardoso. He was a fanatical supporter of Esporte Clube Rosário, a football team that gave color and history to one of the most democratic and lively Carnival Blocks in Ouro Preto. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
It’s not just Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo that have a tradition with a Samba School parade. In Ouro Preto, it all started in 1957 with the founding of Império do Morro Santana. Natives and tourists mingle with great relaxation.. Photo: Reproduction: Flip
In 2023, Ouro Preto celebrated the bicentenary of the title “Imperial City of Ouro Preto”, a title granted by Dom Pedro I to the city in 1823. In commemoration of this historical milestone, the theme of the 2023 Cultural Carnival was “Imperial Carnival”. . Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
In 2023, for the first time in history, Ouro Preto City Hall, through the Department of Culture and Tourism, transferred financial resources in advance to the city’s Samba Schools. Each association in the city received an amount of R$30,000 in December to begin producing material for the parades. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
The event features King Momo and Queen of Carnival. The parades are evaluated by 10 jurors, chosen from people in the artistic world, but who have no connection with the schools in Ouro Preto and who live at least 100 km away from the city. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
The Municipality of Ouro Preto, through the Department of Culture and Tourism, granted a financial transfer in the amount of R$450 thousand reais to the Samba Schools in the city in 2024. Each association received an amount of R$50 thousand reais for the production of material from the parades.. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
“It’s a tradition, this prestige for samba schools. We are making full payment in advance and are hoping for a great carnival. The Ouro Preto carnival is an international success”, said mayor Angelo Oswaldo. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
The Unidos do Padre Faria Samba School became the champion of the Imperial Carnival of Ouro Preto in 2023. Photo: Reproduction: Flipar
In the city, there are thirteen districts: Amarantina, Antônio Pereira, Cachoeira do Campo, Engenheiro Correia, Glaura, Lavras Novas, Miguel Burnier, Santa Rita de Ouro Preto, Santo Antônio do Leite, Santo Antônio do Salto, São Bartolomeu and Rodrigo Silva, in addition to from headquarters.. Photo: Reproduction: Flip

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