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Bom Jesus do Congonhas, Congonhas
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Bom Jesus do Congonhas is A UNESCO World Heritage Site and an excellent example of Brazilian baroque art. The life-size, soapstone sculptures of the 12 apostles are a sight to be seen, especially considering Aleijadinho lost his hands and had to rely on the help of an apprentice. Follow the cobblestone walkway up the hill, which is lined on both sides by small, plaster “temples”, each dedicated to a saint and whitewashed. Visit the small building to the left of the church where you will see hundreds of gratitude letters from people whose wishes or miracles came true. Some of them even date back to the eighteen hundreds. Take a peek inside the basilica where the altar and set of angels form a harmonious whole. All of this can be seen within a two-hour trip. Arrange for a taxi from Ouro Preto, which will take you a little over one hour, since taking the bus is not practical. For Bom Jesus do Congonhas and beyond, use our Congonhas itinerary builder to get the most from your Congonhas vacation.
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  • At the time, the sanctuary is being restored and can visit only a small piece, but it's worth it,
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  • Well worth visiting and see these impressive works. Are many works, a very nice ride, worth and have restaurants nearby miners who are good BMR. Recommend the tour.
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  • Although the interior of the Sanctuary be in reform, it was possible to admire another great baroque masterpiece. But the charm is the statues of the prophets. They are very curious and expressive. Without doubt the main attraction of the city and merce be observed closely. Just below, on the right, there is a tourist centre, which can be useful. Next door are shops selling souvenirs.
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  • Aqui é onde ficam os Profetas, uma das principais obras do Escultor Aleijadinho em Minas Gerais. Garantia de um bom passeio em família ou com o namorado. A igreja infelizmente não fica aberta o dia todo, portanto é bom verificar os horários antes, mas, mesmo com a igreja fechada não se perde a viagem. Nos arredores da igreja é possível estacionar gratuitamente na rua. Também existem várias lojas de artesanato e itens em pedra sabão, mas, pesquise, pois os preços variam de loja a loja. Do lado direito, subindo em direção à igreja há um restaurante com acesso ao banheiro, cobrando um real. O acesso à igreja é depois de um longo e cansativo morro a partir do centro da cidade: seu carro deve ser 1.4 para cima e estar com pneus bons, senão estacione no centro e suba a pé.
  • Vale a pena pela história. Linda!
  • Excelente ponto turistico.
  • O lugar é muito bonito e tem o charme que só as cidades históricas mineiras possuem. As estátuas de Aleijadinho não podem passar sem serem contempladas.
  • Essa igreja linda é um dos lugares mais magníficos de Minas Gerais.