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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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Prima Dona, the most beautiful church in the world !!!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 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 stars Reviewed June 26, 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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Ghent, Belgium
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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 21, 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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