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 tour planner.
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  • The place is beautiful, pretty imposing with the prophets arranged around the Basilica. We stopped at congonhas just to see the Basilica, which was closed for renovation, but it was worth it anyway.
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  • Beautiful inside and out, full of details. A magnificent set of history, architecture, art ...
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  • Historic beauty, with due attention to detail, carry your imagination to the past. The pavement around the Basilica, makes you wonder what it would be like the sound produced by the coaches and the balance within the same, imagine the movement and little dispute between the people and the means of transport on the street.
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  • If you want to understand the Brazilian Baroque and the story of religiosity in MG, is surely one of the binding sites to visit, beautiful, well maintained despite the weather and vandalism common throughout the Brazil. Easy to get to and with good tourist hotel and hostel options around. A valley in the room of miracles to understand a bit of what I said.
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  • Beautiful place, watered. Works of Aleijadinho scattered by the Chapel and the Church. Visit with tour guide so that it is explained the history of the site. Regardless of religion, visit. It is part of the history of Brazil.
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  • Beautiful church with works of art that unfortunately some destroy writing their names on them, the more the Church and all your beautiful architecture.
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