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Bom Jesus do Congonhas

Congonhas, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Built in the 18th century, the church is renowned for its rococo interior.
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Congonhas, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

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

Thank henrique100
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....More

Thank John S
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
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
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank ChristineBindert
Reviewed 9 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
Reviewed 26 January 2014

The most beautiful work in "Barrocco Mineiro" of Aleijadinho. It´s not easy to get there, but the view is great!

Thank Goldcontakt
Reviewed 24 September 2013

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

1  Thank Ellen_and_Pedro
Reviewed 20 March 2013

The scultures of Aleijadinho are extraordinary... particularly if you consider that because of an illness he no longer had hands and feet. It was a long trip but definitely worth it!! A must if you are in Minas!!

1  Thank F1969
Reviewed 4 January 2013

Visiting the church of Bom Jesus in Congonhas in an exceptional experience. The various chapels leading to the church contain wonderful sculpture scenes of the Passion by Aleijadinho. Rightfully UNESCO world heritage and not to be missed from any Minas Gereis visit. We took the...More

3  Thank b12346
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