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Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos church

Praca Padre Lourival, s/n, Tiradentes, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Ranked #6 of 23 Attractions in Tiradentes
Type: Architectural Buildings, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Owner description: Tue-Sun 10am-5pm
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Santiago, Chile
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This smallish church stands out both for its particular architecture, it's very interesting interior and it's history, as it was built in the off hours by local mine slaves that sneaked gold under their nails, etc to decorate its interior. I would suggest it as the stop prior to reaching the "official", lavish white man´s church up the hill

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Santiago, Chile
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

The church was built by African slaves brought to our country. Though not a religious person myself, I was moved by the history of the church (slaves building it at night, when they could), and also loved to see black saint icons. A small church with such a background moves me more than a big one full of gold...

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Rio de Janeiro
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

All churches of Tiradentes are worth paying a visit. This is no exception, the ceilings and altars are special.

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