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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  • We love your external architecture, the visit is free and you can go to the Church of pilar walk by some very charming streets.
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  • Unlike the white churches this church was built with a lot of effort by the slaves and that in itself is worth a visit. The decorations inside are more subtle than the other but do not lose in beauty. For me the most beautiful part was being able to see the rear where the father hopes to make the mass. This church is the only oval-shaped in the city and that sets it apart. The access is free.
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  • We arrived in Ouro Preto and inform us in the tourism center that would be the presentation of an orchestra in this church, starting at the time. We went there and it was an impressive acoustic experience, in addition to having plenty of time to contemplate this beautiful Church.
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