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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  • October 5, 2017
    Cultural de minas. Show de bola. Good to go during the day. Familiar. History. You can visit in a morning.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Church beautiful, inside and out. The prophets of the old testament, carved by Aleijadinho, are wonderful. The chapels with scenes from the passion are also beautiful.
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  • October 2, 2017
    The visit to this world heritage site is required for anyone who likes history and art. The statues of the cripple on the staircase and in the chapels are amazing. The location of the Church at the top provides a panoramic view of several points in the city. Point to be improved: information indicating the access path up and down the sanctuary, lack a indicative route clearer for tourists arriving by car to go to the location. But beyond the issue of infrastructure the ride is wonderful.
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  • June 1, 2016
    Top!!! Preserve
  • June 13, 2017
    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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  • March 18, 2017
    Take that finish logo to reform.
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  • July 6, 2017
    Historic site of faith and prayer.
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  • January 16, 2016
    Here is where the Prophets, one of the major works of the sculptor Aleijadinho in Minas Gerais. Guarantee of a smooth ride as a family or with her boyfriend. The Church unfortunately doesn't stay open all day, so it's good to check the schedule before, but even with the Church closed not to trip. In the surroundings of the church you can park for free on the street. There are also several craft stores and items in soapstone, but search, because prices vary from store to store. On the right side, up towards the church there is a restaurant with access to bathroom, charging a real. Access to the Church is after a long and tiring Hill from the City Center: your car should be 1.4 up and be with good tires, or Park in the Center and raise the foot.
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