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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  • Along with do Carmo and the pillar, this church form the triumvirate of churches that can't help visiting in Ouro Preto.
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  • Watch out the timetables, because we arrived 2 minutes after closing. Yet yields good pictures because it is in a gazebo.
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  • The Church doesn't open until 13:00. We went in the afternoon and it was closed. Parking is easy. Has stalls on the doors.
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  • With a beautiful architecture in one of the high parts of the city. Too bad it's not so well preserved.
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  • One of the largest of Ouro Preto. Pity that suffers with the marks of ignorance left on your walls.
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  • Linda Church, is near the bus station in a top of a hill with a partial view of Ouro Preto.
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Where to stay in Ouro Preto

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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