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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  • 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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  • Another fine arts created by the master. A work of art will be open, with great works of art.
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  • Is my favorite Church in Ouro Preto, always enjoyed the view from here as a teenager, too bad he's quite degraded.
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  • The view of this church is amazing. Its architecture is also beautiful!
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  • It's hard to say what's more beautiful church, but this is beautiful and wonderful as well (14/Sep/2017)
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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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