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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  • Beautiful inside and out, full of details. A magnificent set of history, architecture, art ...
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  • Historic beauty, with due attention to detail, carry your imagination to the past. The pavement around the Basilica, makes you wonder what it would be like the sound produced by the coaches and the balance within the same, imagine the movement and little dispute between the people and the means of transport on the street.
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  • It's the only really interesting point of the city, but makes up for the trip. There's no way to explain how interesting is to watch the statues, the building as a whole and the surroundings. There are stunning detail, that invite the various reflections.
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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.