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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  • The Church is an important example of the brazilian colonial architecture, with a rich internal decoration in gilt and paintings. The churchyard is ornate with 12 statues of prophets in soapstone and the chapels contain groups of sculptures in polychrome wood that represent steps of the passion of Christ, statues created by Aleijadinho and his assistants. Other artists took part in the feedback construction and decoration, among them Francisco de Lima, João Cerqueira Nepomuceno Correia e Castro and Master Ataíde. The set was built in several stages between 1757 and 1875.
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  • Environment with a delightful energy! The prophets are in open environment and of easy access. We can take pictures without problems. The Church is under construction for 2 years-this is the lack of investment in culture. Many craft shops-great idea is to buy the 12 prophets in promotion-cute!
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  • The Lord Bom Jesus de Matosinhos in Congonhas, Minas Gerais, is one of the greatest treasures of the Baroque art. A lovely place. Meet and be surprised.
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  • Living history. When the Baroque stole the show and Aleijadinho was a King in courage
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