Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos church, Ouro Preto
(4.7/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The external façade is the highlight, be rounded and different from the other. Admission is free. Inside, there are beautiful black statues of Saints. Worth knowing.
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  • Very nice oval construction with traces of the shack, the altars are typically Rococo. The inner decoration is simple but effective. The niches are occupied mostly by Saints associated with the black devotion.
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  • Linda Church, the ideal is to visit the churches with a guide, as it tells the story of the Church, how it was built. Some churches we visit cannot be photographed, especially the ones who pay to visit.
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  • Uma bela igreja.
  • Muito bonita
  • Belíssima igreja.
  • Muito linda
  • Belo mirante.