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Fascinating for the statues

There are many, many churches in Minas Gerais but this can be done as a day trip from Ouro Preto... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Harlow, United Kingdom

Quite imposing and outsized for the town, it shows Brazilian Baroque at its best. The price is... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
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30 Sep 2017
“Fascinating for the statues”
15 Mar 2017
Praca Frei Orlando, Sao Joao del Rei, State of Minas Gerais 36307-352, Brazil
(32) 3372-3110
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

There are many, many churches in Minas Gerais but this can be done as a day trip from Ouro Preto and worth it because of the statues and little stone rooms that can be seen around it. The designer, Aleijadinho suffered from leprosy when he...More

Thank mikeazzo
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Quite imposing and outsized for the town, it shows Brazilian Baroque at its best. The price is quite high, and no photos can be taken. The best is the small square in front of it.

Thank fabiopesa
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Nice church, you should visit if you are at the historic center. It's in walking distance from the train station, so it's worth visiting if you came from Tiradentes.

Thank John D
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Surrounded by cobblestone this colonial church constructed in the 1700's is a great example of churches of that era. The gilding isn't overly done and all the work done inside is very interesting. The grounds are nicely done as well.

Thank Matthew E
Reviewed 3 March 2016

A beautiful brazilian baroque church, probably one of the most incredible manifestations of this style, which is prominent in the historic cities of Minas Gerais. Its original design is credited to Aleijadinho, definitely the better-known architect/artisan of the colonial period. For architecture lovers, it is...More

Thank Pri H
Reviewed 14 July 2015

This Church is trully fantastic, especially if you do the visit with the guide. The smallest details are explained in the works that decorate the internal and external church, paintings, statues, furniture, etc. Next to the church there is a small cemetery with the grave...More

1  Thank RT_sam_RT
Reviewed 31 March 2015

This is another fine example of colonial architecture on the church tour of Sao Joao del Rei. If you have a chance to see a big event like a wedding or Easter celebration here don't miss it. Great pomp and circumstance. At night the front...More

1  Thank ajaceman
Reviewed 11 November 2014

It's great, stunning. This church is very big, and the ornaments in gold are astonishing. It' worth seeing. Maravilhosa! A igreja é muito grande e ornamentada em ouro. Vale a pena ser visitada.

Thank Maria_Belgo
Reviewed 22 March 2014

If you like baroque arquitecture, you MUST go to this church!... The area is very easy to get there and plenty of small restaurants around it.

Thank Jose Luis R
Reviewed 26 December 2013

beautiful, but it´s difficult to find it open. On Sundays you can watch classic music during the mass. At the back there is a cemetery where a dear president of Brazil is buried.

Thank margarete p
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