Our Lady of O Church, Sabara

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Don't let the simplicity of Our Lady of O Church's facade fool you, inside the tiny, 18th century baroque church the walls and ceiling are lined with sumptuous paintings and gold detailing. Many of the paintings, which depict scenes from the bible, display a unique Chinese influence, possibly hinting at the nationality of the artist, and many of the faces of the biblical characters have Asian features. Plan trip to Sabara with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Visited Sabará during my stay at BH. Sabará is 30 minutes by bus from BH. I took the bus on Caetés Street, in front of the store, I went down the street Skala d. Pedro II, in Sabará. I went up the street with paving stones, lined with colonial houses. I got to the Historic Center, visited all the sights. From there I went to Nossa Senhora do Ó, passing by the Getúlio Vargas Square and array of St. Francis of Assisi. Many advised me to take the bus or taxi, but on foot you can go quietly, in half an hour. For what it's worth, I paid $2.00 (half). Inside is small, but a wealth of details not to be missed! On the outside is a gem!!! Not to be missed!
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  • A fantastic tour! Appreciate the explanation, because it will make all the difference in the visit. If you don't stay for explanation, don't know why being Church of Nossa Senhora do Ó. Don't judge a book by its cover!
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  • Do not disregard your size. Inside there is a beautiful baroque richness. We had the opportunity of the receptionist to be our guide, was sensational. Explained very well and with a lot of love for heritage.
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  • Great history place to visit with a dating or religious person
  • The works commenced in 1717, before the formal authorization for it, which was only granted by the Senate of the Chamber in January 1, 1718. The work took momentum in 1719, when the Captain Lucas Ribeiro de Almeida hired Manuel da Mota towers to the finish in the same year. The structure must have been completed in 1719, as the contract, with the decoration starting soon after. Possibly in 20 December 1720 it was ready, as it lives an ex-voto of the captain-mor of a grace reached and to consecration of the temple. Shortly after the choir were added, the lobby and the sacristy. The remaining documentation about the temple is poor and nothing is known with certainty about the progress of works and who have taken part in them. By all accounts, the original plan has been modified. Second Sylvio de Vasconcellos, at the end of the 18TH century bell tower was added before, and held the chamfering of the facade, probably, according to the researcher, to modernize the building primitive, somewhat rustic, and move the plant, following the new fashions then in force. The Bell dates back to 1782. Tumbled by IPHAN.
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  • A cozy, every church in the Baroque style, in your first step, a great experience. Too bad we can't get, because of artistic works that collectors stole!
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  • Beautiful place order good energy. The dedication of the local guide made all the difference
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  • Small and humble on the outside. Inside a beautiful Baroque style work. Admission is only 2.00 (prohibited internal photos)
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