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San Francisco de Assis

Largo de Coimbra, s/n, Centro, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
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Ranked #3 of 47 attractions in Ouro Preto
Type: Religious Sites
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London
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Interesting, but not the best in this historic town and there are a vast number of churches to visit. The museum at the back of the church however is really interesting with many examples of paintings and sculptures by one of the most famous local artists.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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213 reviews 213 reviews
170 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This church is probably the one filled with the highest quantity of pieces made by Aleijadinho, which is arguably the most important brazilian sculptor ever. He has truly created a "school of design", since all his works can easily be recognized by the particular details found at the statues' noses and eyes. So, besides some works made by him spread... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

A magnificent church atop a hill overlooking the hills and valleys of Ouro Preto. This place gave me total peace and tranquility. The spirituality was palpable. The artwork and gold you will see within the structure is just amazing.

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Philadelphia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This church is less ornate than the NS de Pilar or N.S. de Carmo. It does have some works by Aleijadinho and also in the sacristy they have relocated objects from the Aleijadinho Museum. You can get a very good photo from outside--no photos allowed inside.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Ceiling paintings and guilding around the altar very impressive! Expensive to get in (R$ 8) and no photography allowed.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

This is an incrediable story about an artist who had lost limbs, but would be considered one of the best painters of all time.

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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We didn't have an "official" tour of the church, but it was lovely with beautiful architecture and artwork. Don't miss the small room behind the alter with additional works of art on display.

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Anniston, Alabama
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

Upon arrival from bus station, if you head up the hill you will come across the church. It sheer magnitude is amazing and it has great views of the town below. From there head down the STEEP hill into town to see the rest and you can essentially do a circle and end up back here. For all sights in... More

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Brasil
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Baroque architecture, Ataíde paintings and sculptures by master Aleijadinho. to visit it you feel in the seventeenth century.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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702 reviews 702 reviews
281 attraction reviews
1,499 helpful votes 1,499 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This is indeed, one of the most beautiful Aleijadinho's ouvres, indeed, a masterpiece of the barroque religious architecture. As if it wasn't enough the outside design of this amazing church, its inside is incredibly decorated with many pictures and sculptures signed by the master of the brazilian XVIII century barroque.

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