Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos church, Ouro Preto

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Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos church was built by and for African slaves who were brought to Brazil, and is most famous for its images of black saints. The slaves have built the church at night, starting in 1700. Constructed form granite in Renaissance style, the church in its simple beauty displays gold plated altars, ceiling painting of Our Lady of the Rosary giving a bible and a rosary to the black saints, and stone arch with monumental painting of the 15 Mysteries of the Rosary. The second floor museum is dedicated to the history of black community. For Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos church and beyond, use our Ouro Preto trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Ouro Preto vacation.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Beautiful like all the other Black Gold, but your rounded shape draws attention. With a guide, you discover a wealth of details that can miss if you are alone. The day I visited, in front there were several people offering guide service, one should take a little care.
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  • August 1, 2017
    The architecture of this church is differentiated because it expresses the process of segregation between whites and blacks. It was built by slaves and the slaves.
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  • August 1, 2017
    Several things make it unique: its location, its shape, its color. But the most poignant is that it is the black church and built by them.
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