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“Incredible artistry”

Church of Sao Francisco de Assis
Ranked #3 of 127 things to do in Ouro Preto
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 25 May 2012

The decor is the handiwork of a famous Brazilian artist and he doesn't disappoint.

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Reviewed 16 April 2012

Antonio Francisco Lisboa (Aleijadinho) curved the entire exterior and the interior was painted by his long time partner Manuel da Costa Ataide.

Not as grand and spectacular as the Igreja Matriz de Santo Antonio in Tiradentes.

R$8 to go in, NO photos allowed. There are faded postcards for sale if you fancy.

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Reviewed 26 March 2012

Brazilian barroque at its best, in centre of town. Visit also the golden-ladden Pilar.

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Reviewed 24 January 2012

Don't miss. And take your time. The architectural conceptional is worth taking time to understand. Just sit inside and stare everywhere around.

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Reviewed 30 July 2011

This church will be one of the two churches you should pay a visit to when in Ouro Preto. The work of the sculptor "the little Cripple" are quite extraordinary and you can easily stay in this church for 30 min just admiring the details. Get a guide to explain the iconography.
Sadly, once again this is an attraction where no photos/filming are allowed, and they provide no substitute like postcards or books. Terrible!

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