Sao Francisco de Paula church, Ouro Preto

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Churches, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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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  • Linda church built for almost a century (20th century. XIX), was the last to be erected in the city during the colonial period, Baroque Rococo style. Not met inside, because it was closed, but it is known that the image of São Francisco de Paula in its interior is the work of Aleijadinho. The view of the city is beautiful, being able to see the historic center. Too beautiful!
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  • Reading the reviews, there are many of them that refer to the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, which is opposite the craft fair. For those who are reading the reviews, watch out! The masterpiece of master Ataíde is another Church! This one is well abandoned.
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  • One of the most beautiful churches, masterpiece of Baroque. Also recommend guided tour, not to lose the details.
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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.
  • Linda Igreja, porém não fica aberta à visitação. Missa aos domingos, 10h.
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