Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, Ouro Preto

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  • A church very rich in art and history ... inside is magnificent. altar, paintings, ceiling, walls ... all with details of the beautiful baroque art. Annex a church has a museum with beautiful works of art//I just thought too much having to pay 10.00 in.. could charge a smaller value. whenever you can look through the Windows of the churches ... they have a lovely view to the city.
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  • One of the few churches that admission is free for tourists, your construction is begun in 1766, the third order of St. Francis of Assisi-the first third order created in Ouro Preto, dating back to 1745. Masterpiece of Antônio Francisco Lisboa, who signs the project and the risk of portada. On the ceiling of the nave paintings by master Manuel da Costa Ataíde, representing the glorification of our Lady. The crowning achievement of the main door, soapstone sculpture and, in the sacristy, the sink, both carved by Aleijadinho. The Church of Saint Francis of Assisi was one of the first registered properties individually in Ouro Preto, at the national level in 1938. The windscreen was executed by Manoel Gonçalves in 1806, and the main doors and sides, by Luke the Evangelist to Jesus. Dating from 1826 the tiles of the halls, and the side altars were made between 1829 and 1890.
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  • The Church is very beautiful, but we note that is a little careless. The ceiling painting parties are fading and the colors are not as experienced as in pictures.
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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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