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Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos church

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Address: Largo do Rosario, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
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Tue-Sat 12pm-4.45pm, Sun 1pm-3.30pm

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This is a beautiful church built by the african slaves that worked the gold mines in Ouro Preto. Simple and lovely.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2015
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Pinamar, Argentina
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Pinamar, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

This is a beautiful church built by the african slaves that worked the gold mines in Ouro Preto. Simple and lovely.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

The architecture of this chuch is peculiar and very beautiful. The interior decoration is remarkable;

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

Impressive to know the church was built for the slaves. The paitings in the walls are wonderful. Gorgeous wood art work.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

The photos of this church absolutely do not do it justice. It is gorgeous, and my equal favourite in Ouro Preto, tied with Sao Francisco de Assis. The church is located a little further away from the centre of town in a fairly quiet square. We drove there on our last day in Ouro Preto, but you could easily walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

Although it does not have the splendor of others, it is a remarkable and beautiful church, with history to match

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

It took me three days to get inside this church. The hours of opening are wrong. The church seems to be closed now to visitors. I went once in the morning, once in the afternoon, and both times it was closed. I waited over an hour the 2nd time because people in the city really like this church. Finally I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

The uniqueness of this church is its shape. It's one of the few oval churches in the world. There is another very similar near Ouro Preto, in Mariana City (São Pedro dos Clérigos). It's worth visiting both to compare. I think there is one oval church in Porto (Portugal) as well, and one in Germany. O que essa igreja tem... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

The small, intriguing Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Blacks was inaugurated by slaves in 1785, some of whom bought their freedom with the gold they found in Ouro Preto. According to legend, the church's interior is bare because the slaves ran out of gold after erecting the baroque building. In the unusual oval interior the church... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

But very rich nevertheless. If it's open go everywhere inside. Very interesting architecture _ round spaces as in a rosary.

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