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Address: Rua Padre Toledo, Tiradentes, State of Minas Gerais 36325-000, Brazil
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Beautiful colonial church

Beautiful colonial church on top of the old city of Tiradentes. One of the most popular sights in town.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful colonial church on top of the old city of Tiradentes. One of the most popular sights in town.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Named after Joaquim da Silva (aka. Tiradentes or the 'tooth puller'), who was a leading member of the Brazilian revolutionary movement wanting independence from Portugal. The town is known for its baroque architecture, particularly this church's facade designed by Aleijadinho. Very ornate gold decorations inside!

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Laurel, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In 1702, gold was discovered in this area. The town is named after a national hero from around 1789, who headed a republican liberation movement, repressed by the Portuguese. There are many architectural points of interest. The Churches are lavishly decorated in gold. Amazing amounts. You thought all the gold was shipped to Europe? Nope - a lot of it... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was closed quarter to five in the afternoon, when everywhere it says it closes 5. The access road is under maintenance and we took a little longer to reach the church. When we arrived it was closed. I believe it's a beautiful church, but very badly kept. We only saw the outside but it was full of plastic packaging,... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've seen literally hundreds of churches and cathedrals in our travels, and this is still one not to miss. It is well worth the walk uphill. We did have a guide, who made the history and architecture come alive for us. The views from outside are great.

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Thank ClaireWilson36
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The church Matriz de Santo Antonio 1710-1736 have amazing ceiling paintings, rokoko organ and really indescribable altar! For 5R$ entree you get very nice and quite pleace! BUT - NO PICTURES ALLOWED! Pleace respect it!

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Thank StarTravel2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Ready for a breath -taking experience um the country side of Brazil? On fridays and saturdays you experience an european environment in a classical concert in an original organ built in the XVIII century. Before the concert you may also see a church light show, much better than the Notre dame Light show in Montreal. All in portuguese...but even though... More 

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Farmington, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

We recently visited Tiradentes in Brazil and entered the Church of San Antonio, which is beautiful. It is located at the hop of a hill, and the view from its front patio is absolutely stunning. In fact, the city of Tiradentes as a whole is so beautiful. It is a reminder of the Colonial period in Brazil, and its streets... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

One of the many churches of the baroque period. It is well conserved and has a beautiful set of statues and altars inside. Great view from the top. Better be in good shape to hike up, especially on a hot day. Otherwise take the horse service.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

A very spectacular view and inside is full of gold and very respectful, and there are a lot of ceremonies in there, like marriages

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