Basilica do Sr Bom Jesus de Matosinhos, Congonhas
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The historic Basilica do Sr Bom Jesus de Matosinhos is a World Heritage Site, built in the second half of the 18th century. The site, which you can see in the aptly named Praca da Basilica (Square of the Basilica), consists of a church with Rococo interior, an outdoor staircase decorated with statues of the twelve Biblical Prophets, and six chapels with scenes from the Passion of Christ. The sculptures of the Prophets, created by the renowned artist Aleijadinho, are widely considered masterpieces of Baroque art. Make a stop at this national landmark for a lesson in Brazilian art, culture, and history from the early colonial days to the present. The square also offers an unobstructed view of the city and the lush mountains beyond. Plan your Basilica do Sr Bom Jesus de Matosinhos visit and explore what else you can see and do in Congonhas using our Congonhas tour planner.
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  • Visit the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus of Mine where the Basilica that is currently being restored internally, but its churchyard with sculptures of the twelve Prophets made by Aleijadinho is beautiful. Around we visualize six chapels with scenes from the Passion of Christ.
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  • Congonhas is located in minas gerais, a world heritage site for fans of culture and art!
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  • The basilica was undergoing restoration when I was at the shrine, but I could tell that she is not as beautiful and pompous as the churches of Ouro Preto, for example. But has its charm still, worth visiting.
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  • Valeu a pena a visita.
  • Excelente lugar para renovar a fé católica
  • Nice place to relax. From Belo Horizonte one half-day excursion. Unfortunately the was closed due to renovation. Quiet, not crowded
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  • Apesar da atual reforma da nave do santuário e a possibilidade apenas de visualizar seu interior pelo portal de entrada da abadia, a visitação ainda assim, torna-se muito valiosa pelo contato a céu aberto com os profetas esculpidos em pedra sabão por Aleijadinho.