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Church of Sao Francisco de Assis

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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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08:30 - 12:00
13:30 - 17:00
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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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A beautiful church with an interesting story behind it. It is set in a location with great views. Definitely worth the visit

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Community of Madrid, Spain
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Community of Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

One of Aleijadinho's masterpieces (the other being the 12 Apostles at Bom Jesus do Matosinho in Congonhas, MG,) a Baroque jewel inside and out, a gem against a back-drop of verdant hills. Check out every detail. Ouro Preto at its best!

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