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“Some works of Aleijadinho!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Our Lady of Carmo church

Our Lady of Carmo church
Rua Brigadeiro Musqueira, s/n, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Ranked #7 of 51 Attractions in Ouro Preto
Type: Architectural Buildings, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Owner description: Tue-Sat 12pm-4.45pm, Sun 9.30am-4.45pm
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“Some works of Aleijadinho!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is another beautiful church in Ouro Preto. Some of the elements were made by Antonio Francisco Lisboa, (O Aleijadinho) and also his father. Most interesting is the para-vento facade which is an additional door separating the church from the outer door.

Visited August 2013
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“Baroque or rococo or both? All a bit over-decorated.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The blue Delft-like tiles at the sanctuary are, for me, the best part of this church which originated as a Carmelite convent. Entry costs 2Rs and that is cheap so it is worth a quick visit. There are numerous other churches in Ouro Preto to visit.

Visited January 2013
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Baroque architecture, Ataíde paintings and sculptures by master Aleijadinho. to visit it you feel in the seventeenth century.

Visited September 2012
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“Close to Praça Tiradentes, so you won't miss it anyway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Go and seat anywhere inside. No need to hear the local guides buble talk. Just stare every detail inside-out this incredible church. Notice the porcelain tiles. Check the thickness of the walls. Go behind the altar etc.

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