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Bom Jesus do Congonhas
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Congonhas City Tour
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Congonhas
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Owner description: Built in the 18th century, the church is renowned for its rococo interior.
Reviewed 15 April 2017

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. Check with your hotel fo hours that it will be open and how to get there.

Thank John S
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Alexandre B
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

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.

Thank Patrick S
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Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

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 Brazil. Most of his work is in Congonhas and Ouro Preto. Make sure you have time enough for both the church and the 6 chapels leading up to the church. Inside each of the chapels there is a sculpted scene from Jesus life. Count 1.30 to 2 hours for a good visit.

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Reviewed 10 June 2015

The great sculptor most famous statues are found here (the twelve apostles), and this city being between Ouro Preto and Tiradentes, makes it a natural stop in the trip.

Thank Annex_BR
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