Santuário do Bom Jesus do Matosinhos, Congonhas

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The historic Santuário do Bom Jesus do Matosinhos is a World Heritage Site, built in the second half of the 18th century. The site, which you can see in the aptly named Praca da Basilica (Square of the Basilica), consists of a church with Rococo interior, an outdoor staircase decorated with statues of the twelve Biblical Prophets, and six chapels with scenes from the Passion of Christ. The sculptures of the Prophets, created by the renowned artist Aleijadinho, are widely considered masterpieces of Baroque art. Make a stop at this national landmark for a lesson in Brazilian art, culture, and history from the early colonial days to the present. The square also offers an unobstructed view of the city and the lush mountains beyond. Plan your Santuário do Bom Jesus do Matosinhos visit and explore what else you can see and do in Congonhas using our Congonhas trip itinerary maker website .
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  • She's under construction, so there hasn't been a mass, but part of the altar you can still see Jesus in a lying position below the altar and a quantity of sacred paintings that frame the Church walls, the ceiling with an extraordinary painting, visited the outside of the Church in a late, but it was closed and the next day out of Congonhas went to the 6:20 Church and was already open, open the 6:00 hours, can't shoot and can't even come up with outfits like shorts and strapless.
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  • Basilica beautiful and preserved. Worth the visit calmly, attention with moment of observing the historical part and also time of prayers.
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  • The Basilica is beautiful, but a large part was in repair and no forecast for completion. Only the altar was available for visitation. Do not allow photos without flash.
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  • Works of Aleijadinho Artist out in the open (12 prophets in soapstone), which are exposed in front of the Basilica. The steps in front of the Basilica, depicting the moments of the passion of Christ with statues of the artist also worth the visit. Despite the steps stay with the door closed, it is possible to see and photograph the images through the bars of the gate, which has no glass. The site is only a little "weird" arrived by car for non-region, indications and signs are pretty bad. Also it is not clear where you can park.
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  • This place is amazing, very beautiful, well maintained. Shows the history of mines and its beauties. The works of aleijadinho are indeed lush monuments, that demonstrate the greatness of this devout and courageous citizen. The site has some problems such as a lack of parking signs, few restaurant options, but has some very good. Great place to spend a pleasant evening with the family. Also recommend meet the Church and the adjoining chapel, in addition to the Museum that is to first world.
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  • The exuberance of Brazilian Baroque. A dream come true to meet this Brazilian heritage to my surprise is so well cared for and preserved.
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