Sao Francisco de Paula church, Ouro Preto

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Designed in the Rococo style and completed in 1898 after nearly an entire century of building efforts, Sao Francisco de Paula church is an imposing colonial structure located near the historic center of town. Inside this city landmark you can see the statue of Saint Francisco and a life-size sculpture of the Last Supper. This is just one of many city structures bearing the mark of Aleijadinho, one of Brazil’s most highly-regarded sculptors and architects. The adjoining churchyard reveals panoramic views of the city. Make a quick stop here to take family photographs, or drop by in the evening to see the sun setting over this old colonial city. Add Sao Francisco de Paula church and other attractions to your Ouro Preto trip itinerary using our Ouro Preto vacation planner.
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  • Simple Church and gratuííta input. But the place has a beautiful view of the historic centre. Watch night
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  • The Church is very beautiful and just below her is the Church of San Jose where are the ashes of Bernardo Guimarães, author of the slave Isaura, however you must be careful. The region is remote and local robberies, never go alone. To visit this church go to van, with guides and in several people. Tip from a local resident who gave me a ride to see me alone photographing the Church of São José. :)
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  • São Francisco de Paula Church is beautiful and impressive, despite being very degraded. The location of your staircase provides high a beautiful landscape of the city. Perfect place to come and admire the view. Hardly is open for visitation, but in other times and is very simple, your interior compared to other churches of the city. Even so it is less beautiful
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  • Linda esta igreja ⛪. Muito alta, many degraus!
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  • Muito bonita
  • Esta igreja é bem grande, porém, quando fui estava em estado de abandono e fechada. Se fosse reformada e aberta ao público seria um belo prédio para os visitantes. Não creio que vale a visita nessas condições.
  • Muito bonita apesar de não estar tão bem conservada. Possui fácil acesso e uma vista maravilhosa da cidade!
  • Infelizmente não se encontra bem conservada. Mas ainda é interessante tanto pela vista, quanto pela localização.