Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos church, Ouro Preto

(4.7/5 based on 420 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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  • Circular facade differs completely from other churches making it in case you need unmissable choose which one to visit.
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  • Beautiful on the outside and inside. By different architecture is already a must! The bartender was very nice. I loved to visit her after many years.
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  • Upon arriving at the Church (when I visited closed to the public) the feeling is fantastic. It is Baroque style, but is round what makes your brain bugar. You keep looking and looking, because all "apparently are equal" but that! She is the "diferentona" and it is great to see her in person. Is very worthwhile.
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  • Belo mirante.