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San Francisco de Assis

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Address: Largo de Coimbra, s/n, Centro, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
Phone Number: 31 3551-3282
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Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

There are more than 12 churches in Ouro Preto where life was good when plenty of gold was found. Some of this has been used to create some nice pieces of architecture. Try to limit the number of churches of three, and this is the one you may not miss.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The painting on the ceiling of this church is awesome, but the church is abandoned by the city, despite the R$ 10,00 necessary to enter (kind of pricey!). The attached museum is small, and the outside of the church is full of overgrown grass, broken or missing pavement, and is apparently a hobo bathroom! More care is necessary, after all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A proof that even a small, well-designed and decorated building can eclipse grand structures. One of 3 small churches in Ouro Preto with an outstanding colonial design. A must see! As in all churches in Ouro Preto, you can't take pictures there...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I liked the history and the the roof paintings. I didn´t dislike anything, except the fact the cemetery that is beside the church was closed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This church was one of the places I liked the most in Ouro Preto. If you don't have much time, save some for the church. The paintings from Master Athayde are astonishing. The church architecture itself and the view from the stone market are also very beautiful. Its architecture is a little different from the others, an unique military style.... More 

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Liguria, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

One has to accept the Baroque, roccoco explosion of gold leaf in Our Presto churches, but this one is spectacular, since Aleijadinho was responsible for much of its decoration. It is certainly worthynof its modest entrance fee, and there is much to marvel at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is the top must be seen church in town according to local people. Example of barroque art. work of the most famous colonial artists of that time, Aleijadinho e Athayde There's a street fair outside with hundreds os artcrafts especially the ones made of soapstone. Gems are other wealth at Ouro Preto stores

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Well worth a visit. Very ornate and in good condition. Extensive vestry with good exhibits. If you only have time to visit a few churches in Ouro Preto, make this one of them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Astonishing architecture and art work. Good explanation of local guides. Felt back to the XVIII century. Full of art sculptures.

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Additional Information about San Francisco de Assis

Address: Address: Largo de Coimbra, s/n, Centro, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
Phone Number: 31 3551-3282
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Minas Gerais (MG)  >  Ouro Preto>  > City Center
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm  1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm  1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm  1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm  1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm  1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm  1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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