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Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio)

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talking about mentality

you can get a glimpse of the sociological strata through what was used for praying. Poor people... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Alexandre P
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Learn history and art

The religious artefact were carried by bandeirantes during their travels, becoming little pieces of... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Belo Horizonte, MG
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6 Sep 2017
“talking about mentality”
25 Apr 2017
“Learn history and art”
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At St. Carmel Novitiate, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

you can get a glimpse of the sociological strata through what was used for praying. Poor people, rich people, merchants...

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Alexandre P
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The religious artefact were carried by bandeirantes during their travels, becoming little pieces of sacred and popular art. The variety and details shows how interesting those oratories are. You must visit!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank MSilva25
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Interesting for tourist and even more if you're religious. Old and beautiful pieces. Nice place to visit ! I recommend .

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank benvilleneuve60
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The three-floor museum is filled with private altars or oratories, ranging from one inch portable ones to life-size. Very interesting history of the travelers who carried them, Some are very plain while others are pieces of art. It is worth an hour of one's time.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Very well maintained museum with a small but nice collection of religious pieces. Small fee is worth it for a quick visit to this museum.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank MTorre
Reviewed 26 April 2015

This museum exhibits only oratories but they are impressive. Visiting this museum also allows us to get a glimpse of how the journeys in the interior of the country were in XVII and XVIII centuries. It is amazing to know how people had the courage...More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Paula B
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Three floors of all kinds of oratories, very well explained through signs on each level,showing the different types and purposes of oratories in the centuries XII,XIII,XIX. This museum has a modern conception in showing relics. It belongs to INSTITUTO CULTURAL FLAVIO GUTIERREZ, the collector, which...More

Date of experience: December 2014
3  Thank TQB
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Museum is rather small and exposition is limited to only oratories. There is good information in English. Certainly worth a visit if you are interested by can be skipped. A nice place but not a must view. You have to leave bags in a locker...More

Date of experience: December 2014
2  Thank Alexander K
Reviewed 24 March 2014

A very well presented museum, though the subject matter is a tad niche. But, if you're remotely interested, worth the visit.

Date of experience: March 2014
2  Thank MastaBaba
Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

This is super well organized museum. Do not miss it! Friendly crew and beautiful collection. The oratory made of shells was surprise.

Thank Dominique N
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