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. See Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos church and all Ouro Preto has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ouro Preto trip itinerary maker .
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  • Church not as big, but impressive for your architecture, still more that is rounded, so is different from the conventional. I didn't get a chance to go in, but it seems to be beautiful on the inside too.
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  • I stayed right next door and could have this beautiful vision in the morning upon waking. For me one of the most beautiful churches of Ouro Preto. Simple and sensational.
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  • We found the church more beautiful, simple but beautiful. Admission is free and has a work of alejadinho. In the Church are held weddings.
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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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