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Bom Jesus do Congonhas

Congonhas, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Congonhas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Description: Built in the 18th century, the church is renowned for its rococo interior.
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Cologne, Germany
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The most beautiful work in "Barrocco Mineiro" of Aleijadinho. It´s not easy to get there, but the view is great!

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Antwerp, Belgium
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62 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We visited the Bom Jesus do Congonhas from Ouro preto and we definitely found it worth the trip. We arranged a taxi (taking the bus is not really practical) from Ouro Preto, the trip takes about 1h20 minutes. You can visit the church in about 1-1.5h. The church is well maintained and, wether you are a fan of the style... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

The scultures of Aleijadinho are extraordinary... particularly if you consider that because of an illness he no longer had hands and feet. It was a long trip but definitely worth it!! A must if you are in Minas!!

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91 reviews 91 reviews
4 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Visiting the church of Bom Jesus in Congonhas in an exceptional experience. The various chapels leading to the church contain wonderful sculpture scenes of the Passion by Aleijadinho. Rightfully UNESCO world heritage and not to be missed from any Minas Gereis visit. We took the taxi from the Congonhas rodoviaria. Getting a taxi back was not straightforward (eventually we convinced... More

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Jandira, Sao Paulo
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

The sculptures are wonderful works of art that reflects the excellent skill of the artist. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon so we could only see the outdoors scultures. The ones housed inside were visible only through the bars of the doors.We were backpacking in Minas so we were in need of a toilet which was no where to be... More

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Chico, CA
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

Congonhas is a little town between Belo Horizonte and Conselheiro Lafaite, on the road from Rio to Belo. There is little to recommend a stop in Congonhas other than the church at the top of the hill. The town itself is typical of the area-- small and dusty-- but the walk up to the church is very interesting. The cobblestone... More

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Ronneby, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

This place is amazing, and the things shown for advertisement of this place are really in my opinion not the thing that amazes the most. Usually you see the statues of the 12 prophets, and they are a great piece of art for sure, but the most amazing thing are the chapels with the life size wooden statues of Jesus... More

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