Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, Ouro Preto

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  • Beautiful from the outside and the inside. The Church is located on a place dedicated to a market memory in all kind. Do not hesitate to make the Tower of this church is really very RESTful.
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  • One of the most visited in Ouro Preto, has a lot of contribution of Aleijadinho. Of all, I found that this has more details on the outside, you're just in need of a restoration or cleaning. On the inside is beautiful, the whole presence of Baroque works. The ceiling is sensational. As a hint, the guide said that the best way to observe the ceiling was the vision of the artist, then lie down on one of the benches and admire this marvel, you can't distinguish where the roof ends, such the genius of the master Ataíde working with depth. The entrance is 10 reais.
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  • Symbol of Brazilian baroque Church holds a collection of works of Baroque and worth the visit in this Brazilian heritage. Recommend a visit.
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  • The most beautiful church in Ouro Preto, the Igreja de São Francisco de Assis, was begun in 1765, and no other contains more works by Aleijadinho. The magnificent exterior soapstone panels are his, as is virtually all the virtuoso carving, in both wood and stone, inside; Aleijadinho also designed the church and supervised its construction. In 1801 the church commissioners contracted the best painter of the barroco mineiro, Manuel da Costa Ataíde, to decorate the ceilings. It took him nine years, using natural dyes made from plant juices and powdered iron ore, and his work has stood the test of time far better than other church paintings of the period. The squirming mass of cherubs and saints is framed within a cunning trompe l’oeil effect, which extends the real Baroque pillars on the sides of the nave into painted ones on the ceiling, making it seem like an open-air canopy through which you can glimpse clouds. There are also painted azulejos in the apse that look remarkably like the real thing.
  • Very beautiful place. It's a bit out of the way but I highly recommend visiting if you're in the area. We made the 3 hour drive from Viçosa and only stayed for the day, but the six hours on the road were worth seeing such a magnificent and historic town. The church has a stunning mural on the ceiling. I hope to make it back to visit again one day.
  • A masterpiece of Brazilian baroque architecture.
  • Pretty amazing church. Small but the murals and floor plan is amazing. There's even a cemetery near by.
  • linda!
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