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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  • The Church is beautiful and has a great story, but the visitor only receives information if asking there was a girl at the entrance collecting for the visit, but she only spoke to church because I asked for information about your story.
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  • The Church was built and frequented by slaves. Is the simplest of all the churches, without tons of gold, or expensive parts of a work of art. However, was the one that found the lighter warm air all I visited in the city. One of the few that does not have visitation rate. Worth the visit.
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  • The unique history and beauty are, however like everything in Ouro Preto no special attention of the Government. A pity that our historical heritage sites are abandoned.
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