Santa Efigenia dos Pretos church, Ouro Preto

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  • Worth the visit for the beauty of the Church, and more to meet the story involving the racist issues of the time. Very interesting.
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  • To see this church, you have to climb a steep and long side... but the reward is at the end. The Church has an altar made by Aleijadinho. A must see
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  • Church built by slaves, because they could not enter the Church of Nossa Senhora Da Conceição. When is Black Gold be sure to know.
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  • Very interesting Church. Is a good example of the intermixing of cultures-although it is a Catholic Church can be seen in the carvings in wood, especially at the high altar, depicting seashells, snails, horns and other elements of African religiosity. As the Church is one of the highlights of Ouro Preto is also a prime location for observing the city or taking photos.
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  • When you get to the Black Gold be sure to hire a guide to visit the places. We got lucky with our. A student of history that made us travel through time.
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  • Amazing the energy of this place. Quiet and peaceful with a history full of meanings.
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  • Interesting for the representation of a black Pope in prime position on the roof of the main altar. Internal ornamentation deserves attention. It's a shame that there isn't a publication with good pictures and description of the artwork there drawn, as with other churches of Ouro Preto. Day 21 of September's feast day of the patron saint of the Church, which prevents the ingress of guided tours throughout the day. However, it might be interesting to watch the congados presented at night. Access the street Santa Efigênia is somewhat steep; If you prefer to access over there, be prepared for the effort. The left side of the Church offers a good overview of the city.
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  • Very beautiful church, visitation. I just think that prohibit photos without flash doesn't make sense, even charging the visitation.
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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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