Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos church, Ouro Preto

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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  • Very original external architecture and very simple inside. Friendly neighborhood a little away from the crowd
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  • "I liked a lot of the interior of the Church, you will not have to pay to visit, rare thing in ouro preto, is beautiful on the outside, unique style."
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  • The Church has little gold, but your beauty leaves something to be desired because of the many paintings and your way. In addition, as the Church of the slaves, there are many saints blacks what also draws attention and sets it apart from the others. Of all the churches of Ouro Preto that I love the most.
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