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 sanctuary contains, in addition to the 12 Prophets in stone SOAP, the chapels with scenes of the Via Crucis created by Aleijadinho. Unfortunately, the prophets feel vandals, in addition to the bad weather. Worth a visit anyway.
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  • Sensational history of Portugal and the Catholic religion are interwoven with the history of Brazil. Raised if a shrine to the modes of the Prado and the prestige of the works of Aleijadinho. Baroque and Rococo art are present in great detail of the Via Crucis and the 12 prophets! Tip: go to the Museum of Congonhas (next to the Shrine) before going to the shrine to better understand the history of Bom Jesus and how to interpret each part of the sanctuary.
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  • Amazing place. I'm very happy, even with all the difficulties we have as Brazilians, we did ' adding value ' and keep alive our culture. The most wonderful and exciting work of Aleijadinho. Congratulations to all who are part of this project. And my deepest respect.
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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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