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. Using our world travel planner, Congonhas attractions like Bom Jesus do Congonhas can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The art of Aleijadinho. Unbelievable what an artist with physical difficulties did for art. The Baroque era, few resources, and master Aleijadinho of a show with the 12 thinkers in soapstone and the via Sacra. Show.
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  • Shrine of the Good Jesus-with browser hijackers sculptures and f. Lisboy-Aleijadinho. The complex includes the Church and standing on his foot of the chapels, like stations of the cross
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  • Nice all the Basilica complex, especially the beautiful statues of the processional way and those of the prophets at the entrance of the Church, which put a bit in the shade the Interior with painted on the ceiling.
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  • Beautiful tourist spot of Congonhas. Church very beautiful inside and out.
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  • Very good!
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  • Very beautiful, however, regrettably, the Church lacks the exterior paint.
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  • Magnificent place was fast I was 10 minutes only beautiful view week you see I'm going to get to know each other better and share with all this experience
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