Aleijadinho Museum, Ouro Preto

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Get a close-up look at the master sculptor's work at Aleijadinho Museum, the museum in his name. This well-maintained museum brings together his various pieces, serving as a lesson in history. The statues themselves, carved out of wood, seem almost alive and their “clothes” appear to be soft, flowing fabric. On your way out, stop by the church, where both Aleijadinho and his father are buried. Pay for a guide in order to receive the greatest benefit of your visit. Take a look at our Ouro Preto travel itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Aleijadinho Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It was extraordinary to see one of Aleijadinho's biggests work. Aleijadinho was the architect of the Saint Francisco of Assis's Church, which now is this museum. The ceil artwork is to die for. The pe...  more »
  • Some exhibits have been moved to St Francis of Assisi. Check online to see when it opens. Aleijadninho should not be missed; keep an eye out for his work, usually in wood or soapstone, everywhere!  more »
  • There is just one of two pieces really made by 'Aleijadinho'. The only piece I liked is one which shows how the golden columns at the churchs are made (covered with gold).  more »
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  • Incredible wood sculptures for the time, but I'm not particularly a fan. But quite important to get to know about this artist if you look for a history tour in Ouro Preto
  • I couldn't visit on 03/02/2017. I was in retirement. Stayed for a next time. But the outside of the already reformed church was very beautiful.
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  • When I went to was closed, for longer than it should be.
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  • If you don't have a guide can ask employees are readily able to answer the questions
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  • Great ride
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