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Church of Sao Francisco de Assis

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Neighbourhood: City Center
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Address: Largo de Coimbra, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
Phone Number:
+55 31 3551 3282
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 08:30 - 12:00
13:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Very beautiful church... Near down town, very famous, knowed church in Ouro Preto city. A lot of small historys invite your dreams about the history of the catolic way...

Reviewed 15 April 2017
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful church... Near down town, very famous, knowed church in Ouro Preto city. A lot of small historys invite your dreams about the history of the catolic way...

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

A beautiful church with an interesting story behind it. It is set in a location with great views. Definitely worth the visit

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Laurel, Maryland
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Church of St. Fransis of Assisi, in the uniquely Brazilian religious architecture, using native woods and soapstone. Walk in, walk around. Located on the main Plaza. One of several churches in the colonial town. Ouro Preto is a mining center, for gold.

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Dayton
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is one of the churches you should not miss. The architectural plans and many of the sculptures are from Brazilian baroque's greatest artist: Aleijadinho. Don't miss the entrance sculptures and the ceiling painting by Ataide.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I visited this Ingreja accidentally because next to it is small handicrafts market. I was really suprised how beautiful it is. Don't miss opportunity to visit this beauty!

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Thank Evaldas Č
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Very nice church with small museum close to main square. You are not allowed to make pictures, which I have no problems accepting, as this is an active place of worship.

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Thank Mas6807
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85 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

This is a real world class church in Ouro Preto. It is beautiful inside and out, it is breath taking. Starting at the front doors and the art work around it. The beautiful towers and all. Once you step inside, that is going to take your breath away, you might think that you are in the Sistine Chapel in the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

This is one of the most beautiful baroque churches in Brazil; the paintings in the ceiling are amazing, so are the saint images;

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Perth, Australia
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

NOt sure if this church is the one.. but one of them has 600 kg of gold in the alter.. fantastic trip and town

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

The work of Aleijadinho is not to be missed. This church is a prime example of Brazilian baroque art.

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