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Lavish and beautiful

10 reais to get in and definitely worth it. Don’t miss the small museum at the back of the church... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FoxyWilly
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Community of Madrid, Spain
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Just stunning

Beautiful barock church, amazing artwork all around. Wvery inch of the church is decorated, load of... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
48petere
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Adligenswil, Switzerland
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This baroque style church is very lavish inside, reflecting a period in which religious orders competed with each other to build the richest church.
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Travessa Lauro Barbosa 16 | Bairro do Pilar, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

10 reais to get in and definitely worth it. Don’t miss the small museum at the back of the church. The church is at the bottom of the hill so take a deep breath before climbing back up to the centre of town. You can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FoxyWilly
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful barock church, amazing artwork all around. Wvery inch of the church is decorated, load of detail, loads of angels, loads of gold. Just loved it!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 48petere
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We had read that this particular church had the greatest quantity of gold in any Ouro Preto church, so we paid a visit. Yes, there was much gold leaf throughout the church and altar backdrop, which appeared Rococo in style, but we were done after...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

One of the top attractions in Ouro Preto. I would recommend that you see this church last if visiting the others as we did without planning it so. The massive wealth of the city contributed to its construction with significant amounts of silver and gold....More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

At a little square in the lower part of Ouro Preto is the Minor Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar. Looking at it from the outside one wouldn't suspect what awaits the visitor in the interior. But first one has to get an entrance ticket...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank saronic
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

This Basilica is incredibly reach in baroque religious art, gold leaves, spectacular solid silver chandeliers, and those challenging use of perspectives on the figures in the ceiling: they follow you everywhere you move, something giving the illusion they’re going to drop on your head. The...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

So my advice is to visit this church after all the other churches as it's so lavish the others look plain in comparison. It's like a theatre inside with so much gold and carvings. To pieces of advice look up at the centre of ceiling...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank richmou
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Incredible gold leaf EVERYWHERE inside - hundreds of kilos. Carved wood flowers while approaching the alter represent local tropical flowers vs what you see in Europe. The church attended by the most wealthy Portuguese at the time. No photography allowed inside, unfortunately.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Safari500661
Reviewed 19 October 2017

If yo go to Ouro Preto you have to visit this church! Incredible work of gold made by the slaves on the 1600/1700 hundreds. Is one of the most beautiful churches that you can visit on town

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank patphebo1
Reviewed 21 July 2017

It has exuberant ornamentation inside and has a Sacred Art Museum in the rear. I rested in a pew to absorb the ornamentation. In order to enter one must buy a ticket in the ticket office steps away in the narrow plaza it faces. Note...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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