We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Aleijadinho Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Praca Antonio Dias, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
Phone Number: (31) 3551-4661

Tue-Sat 8.30am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 213 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1
  • 0
    Very good
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1
Great Museum/Church

It was extraordinary to see one of Aleijadinho's biggests work. Aleijadinho was the architect of the Saint Francisco of Assis's Church, which now is this museum. The ceil artwork... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2016
Vicosa, MG
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 5: English reviews
Vicosa, MG
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

It was extraordinary to see one of Aleijadinho's biggests work. Aleijadinho was the architect of the Saint Francisco of Assis's Church, which now is this museum. The ceil artwork is to die for. The perspective was very well managed so the ceiling of the church really seems an open sky full of angels, saints and divine entities. Really worth it... More 

Thank GiorgioTrypAdvisor
Essex Coast
Level Contributor
62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Some exhibits have been moved to St Francis of Assisi. Check online to see when it opens. Aleijadninho should not be missed; keep an eye out for his work, usually in wood or soapstone, everywhere!

Thank EssexRiparian
Salvador, BA
Level Contributor
37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

There is just one of two pieces really made by 'Aleijadinho'. The only piece I liked is one which shows how the golden columns at the churchs are made (covered with gold).

1 Thank Carvalv
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

The Museu do Aleijadinho is essentially a small annex to the Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Conceição. If you do not have a lot of time to spend in Ouro Preto, you should skip this. I expected many more works by Aleijadinho. In fact only about 10 items appeared to be directly attributed to him. The vast majority of... More 

5 Thank RMFglobal
Level Contributor
321 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

But this museum isn't the most interesting thing to do in Ouro Preto.

1 Thank tiogegeca

Travelers who viewed Aleijadinho Museum also viewed


Been to Aleijadinho Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Aleijadinho Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?