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Came here with friends and family, visiting the church of Bom Jesus deMatosinhos. Aleijadinho did amazing art with the 12 apostles, as well with the statues in the little chaples leading to the church. An absolute must if you are in the region
If a tourist travels to Congonhas in Minas Gerais it will be not for the rather unattractive town, but for its 'Santuario de Bom Jesus de Matozinhos', a popular pilgrimage site, which consists of basically three elements: a Basilica, the Twelve Prophets by Aleijandrinho and...More
This complex is one of the most impressive of all the historical cities of Minas Gerais. You have the church itself, the 12 prophets and the chapels in front. When we visited, the interior of the church was under renovation, but in our opinion the...More
If you are ever lucky enough to get to Congonhas de Campo in Minas Gerais, Brazil, make sure you see the carvings of Aleijadinho ( the little cripple ) in this church. Congonhas is a living museum of the gold rush days in colonial Brazil....More
Church interior is going on restoration. Will be back to see it. It's amazing as I was already here 20 years ago. See this as a live register of religious history. Don't loose the museum as it complete this historic sight
Home of Brazil's greatest treasure, not done in gold, but soapstone. twelve prophets of the church in life size, and the Stations of the Cross, done in polychromatic wood.
A walk around the Town will uncover other architectural gems from the colonial age.
A must see and a unique experience as most of sculptures are by Antonio Francisco Lisboa (called also Aleijadinho) after he contracted a strange disease most likely leprosies. His art has been celebrated as the high point of baroque art but is never showed outside...More
We visited the Bom Jesus do Congonhas from Ouro preto and we definitely found it worth the trip. We arranged a taxi (taking the bus is not really practical) from Ouro Preto, the trip takes about 1h20 minutes. You can visit the church in about...More