Congonhas (Congonhas do Campo) is a historical Brazilian city located in the state of Minas Gerais. It is situated 90 kilometres (56 mi) south from Belo Horizonte, the capital of state of Minas Gerais, by the highway BR-040. The city has a population of 50,000. The city is known for its basilica - the Santuário do Bom Jesus do Matosinhos - and associated soapstone sculptures which were commissioned by Portuguese adventurer, Feliciano Mendes in the 18th century. It was created by Aleijadinho, one of the best artists in the baroque style in the world. The twelve sculptures of old testament prophets around the terrace are considered one of his finest works. In 1985 the Sanctuary was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Wikipedia
Congonhas in Brazil offers a unique experience to travellers. When planning a trip to Congonhas, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Belo Horizonte. Attractions in Belo Horizonte include Praca Da Liberdade, Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto, Palacio Das Artes. Tour packages of Congonhas are of 1 to 2 days duration.
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