Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos, Sabara

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  • This church stands on the main square in the historic centre of Sabará. On the outside, the complex houses a chapel, a small museum and the ruins with their thick walls very well built. Admission is R$4,00 and the little lady at the front desk gives all the explanations about the curiosities of the construction of the Church. Definitely worth the visit.
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  • The environment is dirty, dumped, without demonstration of respect for history. The walls are nests of pigeons that foul all areas around. Disappointed. We do not recommend.
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  • In the main square, the Church of the Rosary draws attention. Unfinished, its ruins are the site of in semana santa scenarios
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  • (The brotherhood of Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos Sabará bar, founded in 1713, the initiative of building the Church, replacing the primitive wooden Chapel. For the construction of the chapel was granted a final ground to the brotherhood, as Royal Charter dated 10 may 1757, coming the same gain yet, nine years later, land occupied by two private homes. In 1767, began preparing the ground in near and behind the old chapel, and the following year was signed contract with master Antônio Moreira Gomes for the works of masonry and stonework, which should comply with the risk presented by the Brotherhood. It was probably from an ambitious project, once your structure was never completed. The lack of resources, exacerbated by economic and social factors as the decline of mining and the abolition, resulted in the slow progress of works, until your final deadlock. In this way, the works contracted with master Antônio Moreira Gomes, stretched until 1780, when they finally are completed work on the chancel and sacristy, whose blessing takes place the following year. From there the works suffer multiple interruptions, being later resumed through successive contracts signed with Leonardo de Mills, in 1798, Mastro Antonio Ferreira da Costa, in 1805, Mastro Antonio José Dias, in 1819, and master Mason Antônio José da Silva Guimarães, in between 1856 and 1878 this year, the brothers of the Rosary not measured efforts to conclude the work of the Church, but were prevented by the religious dispersal of blacks, as a result of that Abolition would later. The uniqueness of the Rosario Church resides in the ship, assuming it's primitive and humble Chapel of taipa. Autonomous facade, preserved and maintained, presents the walls in taipa and is inserted into the larger structure and stones from the unfinished ship, not knowing the age of your construction. Germain Bazin sustains the hypothesis of mere conservation to the cult "of the primitive and humble Chapel of taipa", until the final completion of the building. This old part of the Church, still today used as ship, was in risk of collapse when the July 5 1807, was determined to reform of engradamento and your roof, and the construction of the churchyard. The unfinished Church plan consists of two rectangular sections, the first corresponding to the ship, is enlarged in the side sections of the facade by the bases of the towers and the second corresponds to the chancel and sacristy. Little chapel, and volume rectangular shape, is inserted in the body of the ship, from your half and up to the arco-cruzeiro of the unfinished structure. The churchyard of the unfinished building, leads a ladder in two moves, reminiscent of the monumental staircase of the sanctuary of Congonhas. The structure of the unfinished construction is in stone masonry, with the framework spans on masonry. The facade is made up of the main door, two upper openings for Windows and two arrow slits on each flank of the tower base. The small chapel or part covered the ship features rustic, simple door façade surmounted by small wooden grid window, turned corners and openings in wood. Internally, it has common floor flooring, ceiling lined whitewashed mat and chorus as well. The transept, binding element between the former chapel and the Chapel, is in stone. The main Chapel, part of the definitive structure has completed floor in graves, framing of freestone and roof spans of boards in caissons, with decorative painting. The two sacristies communicate with the main Chapel. The internal ornamentation is poor, the high altar in lisa wood, with two small side niches and the throne Gallery painting delimited tosca, simulating columns, surmounted by a symbolic design. The old chapel features two side altars, lisa plank rustic, with niches cut and encimad
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  • Church in the historic center that was never completed. Although it seems only ruins, in fact she's so because they couldn't finish the work.
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  • Impressive architecture.
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  • Nossa Senhora do Rosário (Praça Manuel Viana) construction started in 1768 by the brotherhood of black men from Barra do Sabará, reveals the faith and strength of the black African. The slaves decided to build your own church, but the decline of the gold mines did not allow was completed. The work, begun in 1768, it was abandoned with the abolition of slavery, in 1888. This is an important testimony of the construction methods of the time. Its architecture presents details of the three distinct steps of your construction. Has, in one of the sacristies, the Museum of sacred art with pieces from the 17th and 18th centuries. Who sees the ruins of the Church have no idea what's hidden behind the great stone walls without mortar, out in the open. The wall, however, protect an ancient chapel of taipa, 1713. In the sacristy is the Museum of sacred art, with images and crucifixes of the 18 and 19 centuries. Operation: daily, from 9:00 to 5:00 pm. Closing for lunch from 11:00 at 1:00 pm. Visitation rate: $2.00.
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  • Linda Church.
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