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Impressive sculptures of the twelve biblical prophets on soapstone done by a sculptor who did not... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
AndreRezende
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Sao Paulo, SP
expressive sculptures

Industrial Congonhas is definitely not the most attractive of all the colonial mining towns in... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
saronic
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Impressive sculptures of the twelve biblical prophets on soapstone done by a sculptor who did not have his fingers and had to had the instruments attached to his hands to work - it would be impressive for a master who had perfect use of his...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AndreRezende
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Brazil is an amazing country of contrasts, but sometimes we can find surreal combinations. This is the case of the twelve stone prophets of Congonhas, Minas Gerais. An amazing colonial 18th century church on top of hilly forest went through the hand of modern artist...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Industrial Congonhas is definitely not the most attractive of all the colonial mining towns in Minas Gerais, but it has an UNESCO World Heritage site, which is definitely worth a detour, for example as a halfday trip out of Ouro Preto. I had made it...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank saronic
Reviewed 10 October 2017

It is surely a world heritage site. it is astonishing. It contrast with the whole city. You cannot miss it! The museum is great too ad worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Carla C
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Important historical place, where you can learn and appreciate aleijadinho's work. The view is great to, excellent for who travel with family. You can hire a guide to know the city and one day is enough.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank David A
Reviewed 14 March 2016

When you leave BR Zero Quarenta (BR 040), and enter Congonhas, turn left at the first traffic light and follow the signs that say "Basilica", otherwise you will get lost and not find twelve amazing sculptures mounted on plinths in front of the church high...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank ajaceman
Reviewed 10 June 2015

One of the most famous Brazilian sculptors, Aleijadinho carved the 12 prophets in soapstone, and they are still today as great as they were then. One of the country's most recognized works of art! Also, the chapels with statues depicting the Via Crucis are a...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Annex_BR
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