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Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos church

Praca Padre Lourival, Tiradentes, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Church built by slaves for their own use

The history of the construction of this church is amazing - that's where "lavar a égua" local... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
fmguarda
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Sao Paulo, SP
Feel the history

The history of Brazil is built on social disparity and slavery was predominant for many years... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2016
Mauro G
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Rome, Italy
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  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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5 days ago
“Church built by slaves for their own use”
23 Apr 2016
“Feel the history”
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Praca Padre Lourival, Tiradentes, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The history of the construction of this church is amazing - that's where "lavar a égua" local expression comes from. Find out why by yourself. The church is beautiful. A MUST see.

Thank fmguarda
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

The history of Brazil is built on social disparity and slavery was predominant for many years. This church was built by the slaves in their 'free time'. It is beautiful yet poor but you feel the passion and the pain still to these days. Worth...More

Thank Mauro G
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Builded in the 17th century this church was dedicated to the saint that protected the slaves. It is located in the historicla center of Tiradentes, within walking distance form the main square.

Thank LyssMelo
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Its a very beautiful and quiet church. Better ask a guide to speak of the interesting tales about this church and its archtecture. Do not miss it. If u like taking pics walk around the place and one can find great spots.

Thank Ettorevianna
Reviewed 25 August 2014

This smallish church stands out both for its particular architecture, it's very interesting interior and it's history, as it was built in the off hours by local mine slaves that sneaked gold under their nails, etc to decorate its interior. I would suggest it as...More

Thank sammdchile
Reviewed 5 January 2012

The church was built by African slaves brought to our country. Though not a religious person myself, I was moved by the history of the church (slaves building it at night, when they could), and also loved to see black saint icons. A small church...More

1  Thank TheMacaroniPenguin
Reviewed 2 January 2012

All churches of Tiradentes are worth paying a visit. This is no exception, the ceilings and altars are special.

Thank TQB
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