Sao Francisco de Paula church, Ouro Preto
(3.8/5 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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  • Whenever I visit Ouro Preto, I'm staying in an Inn next to this church. Always have the opportunity to participate also in the Sunday mass in the morning. You have a lovely view of the city and is a quiet place.
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  • Stands out in the hilly landscape of the city, the Francisco de Paula Church, known as Chico off. Baroque and Rococo miner-style, presents an image of the Saint in the high altar attributed to Cripple. Very beautiful. Needs a makeover. Closed to visitation. I could see inside because I attended mass that are on Sundays at 10:00. Worth a go.
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  • We went to a wedding in this Church, very pretty, wasn't open to visitation, if it wasn't the wedding wouldn't have known. Linda is worth it!
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Google
  • 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.