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“An unusual Museum”

Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio)
Ranked #7 of 123 things to do in Ouro Preto
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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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119 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“An unusual Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013

This museum was unlike any I've seen. The display on the top floor has the most beautiful examples of Oratory. Definitely worth a visit. Also, it's nice and cool on a hot day!

Visited December 2012
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Salvador, BA
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Small but first quality museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

Excellent way of knowing about a very commom piece of furniture used by our ancestors. It gives another look of brazilian history and how people lived in the past by looking at all the 'Oratorios' there.

Visited August 2012
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Recife, PE
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168 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Unique Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

Established in the historic house of the St. Carmel novitiate, once a home to Aleijadinho, this museum celebrates 18th- and 19th-century sacred art. Some of the oratories, which reflect ideas of religious beauty from the period, have been displayed at the Louvre!

Visited June 2012
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Naples, Florida
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing oratories”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

This museum is very well kept and has free lockers to use to keep your bags so you can really enjoy the museum . The history of each oratory is very interesting and I gained a lot of knowledge just by reading them. Very educational indeed. The oratories are very colorful and they come in different sizes. It is my first time to visit a museum just for Oratories.I really enjoyed visiting this place and I plan to visit there again. This is a museum to see if you are visiting Brazil .

Visited May 2012
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Ouro Preto, MG
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332 reviews
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

An oratório is not the usual thing to see and you'll get plenty of them in all possible forms.

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