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Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio)
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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you can get a glimpse of the sociological strata through what was used for praying. Poor people... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Alexandre P
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Learn history and art

The religious artefact were carried by bandeirantes during their travels, becoming little pieces of... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2017
MSilva25
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

you can get a glimpse of the sociological strata through what was used for praying. Poor people, rich people, merchants...

Thank Alexandre P
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Reviewed April 25, 2017

The religious artefact were carried by bandeirantes during their travels, becoming little pieces of sacred and popular art. The variety and details shows how interesting those oratories are. You must visit!

Thank MSilva25
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Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Interesting for tourist and even more if you're religious.
Old and beautiful pieces.
Nice place to visit ! I recommend .

Thank benvilleneuve60
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Reviewed August 12, 2016

The three-floor museum is filled with private altars or oratories, ranging from one inch portable ones to life-size. Very interesting history of the travelers who carried them, Some are very plain while others are pieces of art. It is worth an hour of one's time.

Thank dot52015
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Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Very well maintained museum with a small but nice collection of religious pieces. Small fee is worth it for a quick visit to this museum.

Thank MTorre
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Reviewed April 26, 2015

This museum exhibits only oratories but they are impressive. Visiting this museum also allows us to get a glimpse of how the journeys in the interior of the country were in XVII and XVIII centuries. It is amazing to know how people had the courage and will to overcome big distances travelling in the mountains of the region. Interesting also to know how religious people were: the ladies used to carry small but heavy portable oratories hanging in their necks!

Thank PAULA B
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Reviewed January 5, 2015

Three floors of all kinds of oratories, very well explained through signs on each level,showing the different types and purposes of oratories in the centuries XII,XIII,XIX. This museum has a modern conception in showing relics. It belongs to INSTITUTO CULTURAL FLAVIO GUTIERREZ, the collector, which has another museum in Tiradentes town with 306 images of Sant'Ana. Wonderful work of this institute

3  Thank TQB
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

Museum is rather small and exposition is limited to only oratories. There is good information in English. Certainly worth a visit if you are interested by can be skipped. A nice place but not a must view. You have to leave bags in a locker and as usually in Ouro Preto, you cannot take pictures inside the museum. There are no guards but cameras are everywhere.

2  Thank Alexander K
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

A very well presented museum, though the subject matter is a tad niche. But, if you're remotely interested, worth the visit.

2  Thank MastaBaba
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Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

This is super well organized museum. Do not miss it! Friendly crew and beautiful collection. The oratory made of shells was surprise.

Thank Dominique N
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