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Unusual and beautifully ornate church built by African slaves

Elliptical in shape, this church honors a few saints who aren't white through statues standing... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
LisandroVoyager
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Beautiful architecture

A stunning building though the amazing interior could use some restoration. Would be nice if there... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2016
orchidist
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Portland, Oregon
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21 Jul 2017
“Unusual and beautifully ornate church built by African slaves”
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Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

According to all the information supplied by the Tourist Office, this church is open Tuesday-Sunday from 13:00-17:45. Only it's not. Not on the Tuesday or the Wednesday that I came to see it. Completely locked up and firmly bolted. So who knows how interesting it...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Elliptical in shape, this church honors a few saints who aren't white through statues standing inside. Inside it has some beautiful ornamentation. When I visited there were some baptisms taking place inside and the townspeople were well dressed. An easy walk from the town center...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

A stunning building though the amazing interior could use some restoration. Would be nice if there was some explanation in English like at the Mt. Carmel church.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank orchidist
Reviewed 19 July 2015

The church was built with slaves money and for them to attend mass as they could not go into white people churches. As a result its architecture stands out : the shape of the building is rather unusual, quite striking and more simple than most...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Marie Ange G
Reviewed 18 June 2015

There are more than 12 churches in Ouro Preto where life was good when plenty of gold was found. Some of this has been used to create some nice pieces of architecture. Try to limit the number of churches of three, and this is one...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 27 November 2014

An unusual baroque church with curved walls in a striking location. It is not open during the published times which are typical for local churches. We tried twice. Nice walk, but don't bother otherwise!

Date of experience: November 2014
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