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“The One Church to see in OP !”

Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar
Ranked #2 of 123 things to do in Ouro Preto
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This baroque style church is very lavish inside, reflecting a period in which religious orders competed with each other to build the richest church.
Le Gosier, Guadeloupe
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4 reviews
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“The One Church to see in OP !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

Fabulous church in OP, second richest church in Brazil (in terms of ornaments), it worths asking guide to make you visit it .

Visited January 2013
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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“Professional Tour Guide A Must!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

I usually take my foreign friends and business colleages to Ouro Preto, when they come to Brazil, considering that it is so close to Belo Horizonte City (about an hour's drive.) This church is the second, in Brazil, with the most gold used in its interior decorations—and it shows! However, to truly get an amazing visit there, one must hire the local, tour guides available at its entrance. Plan on spending approximately 60 to 80 reais for an English, Spanish or French tour guide. The tour may take a little over one hour. The barroque artwork inside is just as amazing as its history. Just be prepared to climb the two steep hills back to Tiradentes Square, once your church tour ends.

Visited April 2012
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Brasil
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69 reviews
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“Wonderfull”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

This is the richest church of Ouro Preto. 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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Recife, PE
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168 reviews
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“A Golden Church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

This heavily gilded church is the most richly decorated of Ouro Preto's churches—it's said that 400 pounds of gold leaf were used to cover the interior. Worth absolutely a visit.

Visited June 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Gold, gold and more gold”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2012

Incredible artistry in this church. There is somethng different with each turn. Its not easy to find, but worth the search.

Visited May 2012
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