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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  • Visit the churches in Ouro Preto is time travel. A real history lesson. Charge admission in most of them, but the values are symbolic.
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  • Built between 1804 and 1898 is one of the newest in the city. Stay in one of the highest points of the city and close to the bus station.
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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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  • 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.