Santuário do Bom Jesus do Matosinhos, Congonhas

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The historic Santuário do Bom Jesus do Matosinhos is a World Heritage Site, built in the second half of the 18th century. The site, which you can see in the aptly named Praca da Basilica (Square of the Basilica), consists of a church with Rococo interior, an outdoor staircase decorated with statues of the twelve Biblical Prophets, and six chapels with scenes from the Passion of Christ. The sculptures of the Prophets, created by the renowned artist Aleijadinho, are widely considered masterpieces of Baroque art. Make a stop at this national landmark for a lesson in Brazilian art, culture, and history from the early colonial days to the present. The square also offers an unobstructed view of the city and the lush mountains beyond. Plan your Santuário do Bom Jesus do Matosinhos visit and explore what else you can see and do in Congonhas using our Congonhas trip itinerary maker website .
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  • It offers a beautiful view of being right on top. It is wonderful inside and outside and reminds us of the past centuries of the history of Minas Gerais. Lots of souvenirs and handicrafts in the immediate vicinity. Lovely Place
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  • I was stunned by the sculptures of Aleijadinho in front of the church and also in the six chapels that depict key scenes of the Passion of Christ. The church is interesting and worth a visit, but the ...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to visit, so peaceful. Very interesting to see and the museum is a must to see
  • Fantastic place, great view and historical monuments.
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