Santa Efigenia dos Pretos church, Ouro Preto

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  • To get to this church from Tiradentes Square is a good walk. The tip: Take a bus! You come in whole! The church was funded by the Brotherhood of our Lady of the Rosary of blacks.
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  • Getting to the mother church of Santa Efigênia was not such an easy task. It is necessary to be with the physical preparation to climb up to the top of the Ladeira de Santa Efigênia, where the temple is located. It's such a long climb that makes it sound like you're paying a promise. But it was worth every effort, by the experience provided by the visitation and also by the privileged view of the city. The church, which became popularly known as the "Church of the Chico Rei", was a touristic point that we chose to know due to its socio-historical context: one of the few Catholic temples built to be attended by blacks in the period of the cycle of Gold. The church has a Baroque architecture and its interior is to fill the eyes with such richness of details and ornaments in gold, bringing images that make references to the most celebrated saints of Afro-católico syncretism, such as St. George. It is also possible to identify, on the main altar and on the lateral altars, other symbologies that refer to African religiosity. The entrance is quite accessible, only R $5.00 (R $2.50, half-entrance) per person. It is very worthwhile to leave a little of the central core of Ouro Preto and venture through the slopes of the city to the church of Santa Efigênia. The visitations take place from Tuesday to Sunday, from 8:30 to 16:30. When passing through Ouro Preto, be sure to meet!
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  • It's beautiful, at least on the outside. Unfortunately I tried to go twice and was closed in the period preceding Christmas 2018. But I hear it's worth the visitation inside too.
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