Pirenópolis was originated as a small mining camp in the early eighteenth century and imbedded at the foot of the Pyrenees mountain range, currently encompasses one of the richest collections of historical endowments of the Midwest, registered by the National Cultural Heritage in 1989. The town was a flourishing urban center by the end of the nineteenth century, subsequently experienced a period of stability and isolation, and remained unaffected by changes of the twentieth century; the former Mines of Our Lady of the Rosary of Meya Bridge remained almost intact, retaining its original features. The town remains lively, lit by the creativity that has always characterized its strong attachment to its values, traditions and cultural events.
The city was declared as joint architectural, urban, landscape and history in 1989 by IPHAN – Institute of Historical and Artistic National Heritage. It is an Old Town with houses and churches of the 18th century like the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary (1728 -1732), the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (1750-1754) and the Church of Our Lord of Bonfim (1750-1754). Other significant architectural buildings are “Pirenópolis Theatre”, hybrid style between the colonial and neo-classical, 1899, “The Pyrenees Cine” in art-deco style – 1919 and “the Town Hall” and “Jail”, both built in 1919 as identical replica of the original, from 1733.
According to local tradition, the mountain was named Pyrenees because of the Spanish immigrants that existed in the region. They were homesick or they found some resemblance to the mountains located between Spain and France then, they gave the same name to this Goiás Mountain. The land is famous because of “Cavalhadas”, the Party of the Holy Spirit, Veiga Valley, Baroque altars and quartzite stones.
Pirenópolis has firsts: it was the first city to have sacred works; the first library and the first city to have cinema in the state of Goias. I was also Stood out in Goias music, thanks to the emergence of great conductors, and also the press of Goiás – it was the first newspaper printed in the Midwest, called “Morning Meiapontense”.
Pirenópolis also has a wide choice of HOTELS, restaurants, bars.
Learn more about Pirenopolis on the site http://www.pirenopolis.go.gov.br/
Maps: distance between Pirenópolis to Brasília (Capital) or to Goiânia