Igreja San Francisco De Assis, Ouro Preto
About Igreja San Francisco De Assis, Ouro Preto
Igreja San Francisco De Assis, Ouro Preto - Address, Phone Number
Address: Ouro Preto - MG, 35400-000, Brazil
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
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This beautiful 18th century Rococo Catholics church was unique when first built in Brazil. Though it is not very large, it is considered to be a masterpiece by Brazilian sculptor and artist Antonio Francisco Lisboa, also known as Aleijadinho.
The highlights of the church are:
- The circular bell towers
- The ornate decorations on the pulpit, the altar, and the ceiling
- The gilding and the gold leaf decorations
- A large number of religious sculptures
- The friezes above the doors and windows
In the basement of the church there is a small museum dedicated to the artist and to the making of the church.
Igreja San Francisco De Assis Information
- The English translations of items inside of the church are inadequate, so try and get somebody local to translate them for you.
How To reach Igreja San Francisco De Assis by Public Transport
- Drive to here. Ask locals for direction.
- Take a taxi.
- Ask locals for public transport information.
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Igreja San Francisco De Assis, Ouro Preto Reviews - Write a Review
Very beautiful place. It's a bit out of the way but I highly recommend visiting if you're in the area. We made the 3 hour drive from Viçosa and only stayed for the day, but the six hours on the road were worth seeing such a magnificent and historic town. The church has a stunning mural on the ceiling. I hope to make it back to visit again one day.
Pretty amazing church. Small but the murals and floor plan is amazing. There's even a cemetery near by.