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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Ouro Preto holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Sao Francisco de Paula church and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The Church is beautiful. But the view from there steal the show. Is really close to the bus station of op. I was early in the city and I was admiring the day begin.
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  • Linda Church, incredible architecture, interesting to analyze each piece engraved and find out their differences and realize the amount of artists were required to ensure that the work, cool part to comment is that in other churches of São Francisco de Paula visited What more startling were the pigeons painted the ceiling, already has skulls. It's worth listening to the guide in every detail of the construction of this church. Various energies.
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  • This church is next to the bus station of Ouro Preto. Is an imposing structure, on top of the city. From there you have a beautiful view of the city and its surroundings. Is open only till 1:00 pm and does not charge entry, only collaboration. The sunset and the Sunrise are beautiful from this church. Worth the visit.
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  • Without a shadow of a doubt a true masterpiece that can only be seen by those who visit Ouro Preto. The facade not too big enough the clash of the splendid interior. The paintings on the ceiling and altar sculptures are magnificent.
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  • The São Francisco de Paula Church in Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, was built between 1804 and 1898, being the last church built during the colonial period. Your project is written by Master Sergeant Francisco Machado da Cruz. The image of the Patron Saint, which is now in the Museum Aleijadinho, is attributed to the master.
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  • Place of pure history, although the Church is very unkempt. External walls damaged and depredadas by irresponsible and Governments move to recover the historical monument.
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