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Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos church

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Address: Praca Padre Lourival, s/n, Tiradentes, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Description: Tue-Sun 10am-5pm

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2014
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Santiago, Chile
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Santiago, Chile
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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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27 helpful votes 27 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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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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