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. Using our online itinerary creator, Ouro Preto attractions like Aleijadinho Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • September 8, 2017
    Quick tour, along with the Church of San Francisco, is disappointing, as there are many works by the sculptor throughout the city and there are almost no.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The best Museum of Ouro Preto, with several important works of the artist. A history and art. Recommend.
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  • July 25, 2017
    When we visit a place like this is that we see as the culture/history of Brazil is rich, very interesting story of this artist, although the guide said that there is not much written about him, most of the stories, in fact, they sound kind of like legend, nothing beats the more work left by this Brazilian genius, it is worth visiting the Museum and hire a local guide , excellent cost benefit.
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  • April 27, 2017
    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
  • July 10, 2017
    Is a 300 years old with more than 80% original or restored to original. Have a unique rum which is delicious!
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  • July 14, 2017
    Is under construction ... very nice building, but the day I went was closed!
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  • July 16, 2017
    Is closed, but the reform on the outside ready lack the intern.
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  • February 8, 2017
    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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While it may not be possible to stay in one of the town's grander Baroque buildings, there are plenty of characterful places to sleep in Ouro Preto. In the center, find old town houses converted into small hotels and pousadas (guesthouses)--all located close to the main cultural attractions. If you look slightly farther from the center, you can find accommodations perched up in the town's hills, offering extensive views of the historic center and its proud architecture. In this established tourist destination, you'll find luxury and budget options to suit a range of tastes and requirements.
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