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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  • Great architecture in this small quiet relaxing area great for even just passing through while checking the area out a very well kept church  more »
  • This is a beautiful church built by the african slaves that worked the gold mines in Ouro Preto. Simple and lovely.  more »
  • The architecture of this chuch is peculiar and very beautiful. The interior decoration is remarkable;  more »