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Church of Sao Francisco de Assis

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Address: Largo de Coimbra, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 31 3551 3282
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08:30 - 12:00
13:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 08:30 - 12:00
13:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Church of St. Fransis of Assisi, in the uniquely Brazilian religious architecture, using native woods and soapstone. Walk in, walk around. Located on the main Plaza. One of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Laurel, Maryland
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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Church of St. Fransis of Assisi, in the uniquely Brazilian religious architecture, using native woods and soapstone. Walk in, walk around. Located on the main Plaza. One of several churches in the colonial town. Ouro Preto is a mining center, for gold.

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Dayton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the churches you should not miss. The architectural plans and many of the sculptures are from Brazilian baroque's greatest artist: Aleijadinho. Don't miss the entrance sculptures and the ceiling painting by Ataide.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I visited this Ingreja accidentally because next to it is small handicrafts market. I was really suprised how beautiful it is. Don't miss opportunity to visit this beauty!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Very nice church with small museum close to main square. You are not allowed to make pictures, which I have no problems accepting, as this is an active place of worship.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

This is a real world class church in Ouro Preto. It is beautiful inside and out, it is breath taking. Starting at the front doors and the art work around it. The beautiful towers and all. Once you step inside, that is going to take your breath away, you might think that you are in the Sistine Chapel in the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

This is one of the most beautiful baroque churches in Brazil; the paintings in the ceiling are amazing, so are the saint images;

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

NOt sure if this church is the one.. but one of them has 600 kg of gold in the alter.. fantastic trip and town

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

The work of Aleijadinho is not to be missed. This church is a prime example of Brazilian baroque art.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

One of Aleijadinho's masterpieces (the other being the 12 Apostles at Bom Jesus do Matosinho in Congonhas, MG,) a Baroque jewel inside and out, a gem against a back-drop of verdant hills. Check out every detail. Ouro Preto at its best!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

Learned a lot about the Brazilian artist, Aleijainho. Loved the colors used inside the church. The museum that is included in the basement was very interesting. Can see many Catholic items displayed in the museum. There are only a few English descriptions on the signs, so take someone to translate for you. Beautiful!

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