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. Put Igreja 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.
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  • We were fortunate enough to attend a Mass, which was in thanksgiving for the birthday of Bishop Barroso. Very beautiful!
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  • Very beautiful place with a beautiful view of the city! It is a very interesting church, it is worth going with guide, to understand the details of the construction and the history of the place.
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  • That's a unique place and the entrance is free.
  • great interesting history
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