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Igreja Nossa Senhora do Pilar

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Address: Travessa Lauro Barbosa, 16 | Bairro do Pilar, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-970, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 31 3551 4736
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This baroque style church is very lavish inside, reflecting a period in...

This baroque style church is very lavish inside, reflecting a period in which religious orders competed with each other to build the richest church.

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500 kg of gold has been treated into this church. It is a iconic example of the baroque style with already rococo influences.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Heuvelland, Belgium
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Heuvelland, Belgium
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

500 kg of gold has been treated into this church. It is a iconic example of the baroque style with already rococo influences.

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London UK
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We attended a wedding at this church, the sight inside is stunning! There is gold everywhere & the history of this church very interesting. We took a tour with a local guide the morning after the wedding to discover more about its history, he had some great information about the decor & the people who attended services there. Don't miss... More 

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Miramar, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

So good to see the churches in this town. You can see all the opulence of a bygone era. The church treasures are worth seeing and I am delighted that these churches are so well preserved.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Amazing! Beautiful! One of the most beautiful in Brazil. Totally recommend to visit this church. It has an altar made of wood and gold. The work on each detail and paintings are also astonishing. Baroque church. These colonial Portuguese churches, had two levels, the first for all the citizens and people from the area, and the second, for the Nobles.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This church is one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Brazil; it also has a museum of religious art.

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Vitoria, ES
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Rich décor with fine sculptures and ornaments in gold the length of their altars . One of the most beautiful churches in Brazil and the world, UNESCO-listed as world heritage.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Lovely church. A staple of the latin-american baroque - roccoco. It has been recently renovated. Don't miss the museum located in the back and basement of the Church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Not having traveled yet to Europe, this was my first experience with beautiful churches with masterpiece ceilings and amazing ornamentation. It is almost an overload to the senses, but a must see!

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Lots of gold and history in this beautiful church. I have never seen statues made with real human hair! As a catholic the history of the church in the sanctuary and in the display area downstairs was fascinating. The rationale for the ambos and seating areas was also very interesting.

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Teresopolis RJ Brasil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

XVIII Century, a mark in the History of Brazil you will find the testemonies of Barroque Art, Mining Museum and History. Ouro Preto in this time had 100.000 inhabitants, Rio de Janeiro had 20.000! Pousada do Mondego is a authentic reference of this period, I recommend.

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