Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, Ouro Preto

Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario was built by and for African slaves who were brought to Brazil, and is most famous for its images of black saints. The slaves have built the church at night, starting in 1700. Constructed form granite in Renaissance style, the church in its simple beauty displays gold plated altars, ceiling painting of Our Lady of the Rosary giving a bible and a rosary to the black saints, and stone arch with monumental painting of the 15 Mysteries of the Rosary. The second floor museum is dedicated to the history of black community. PutIgreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario into our Ouro Preto day trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Create an itinerary including Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
697 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • This church is within walking distance of the rodoviaria of Ouro Preto, so easy to visit upon arrival or before leaving. The church looks good and old from the outside. The inside looked relatively...  more »
  • 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...  more »
Google
  • That's a unique place and the entrance is free.
  • great interesting history

Plan your trip to Ouro Preto

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Ouro Preto

See all ›
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Ouro Preto

See all ›
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Ouro Preto

See all ›
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Ouro Preto

4.1
Duration: 4 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Ouro Preto

4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Ouro Preto

4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours