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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
Phone Number:
(31) 3551-4736
13:00 - 16:45
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Tue - Sun 13:00 - 16:45

Tue-Sat 12pm-4.45pm, Sun 1pm-3.30pm

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Nice architecture

Great architecture in this small quiet relaxing area great for even just passing through while checking the area out a very well kept church

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Mark O
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great architecture in this small quiet relaxing area great for even just passing through while checking the area out a very well kept church

Thank Mark O
Pinamar, Argentina
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Thank Graciela J
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

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

Thank analucia0liveira
Sao Paulo, SP
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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41 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 

Thank Mollusclove
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2013

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

Thank alexandrebrasil1971
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 

Thank lucero65
Belo Horizonte, MG
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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 

Thank CesarMRios
Recife, PE
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
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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Ouro Preto, MG
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332 reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

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

Thank tiogegeca

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