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Church of Sao Francisco de Assis

Largo de Coimbra, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
+55 31 3551 3282
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Stunning church, but be warned...

I arrived at this amazing church at about 11:50AM. As I paid my BR10.00, there was no mention made... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Jarko2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
A Must See for the Carving Alone

This was the first church we visited and it gave us a great introduction to the fine work of... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
ed-TO
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Toronto, Canada
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 17:00
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Largo de Coimbra, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

I arrived at this amazing church at about 11:50AM. As I paid my BR10.00, there was no mention made at all, that the church closes at 12:00PM. So, having barely entered the church, I found really intimidating staff doing their best to hurry me out....More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This was the first church we visited and it gave us a great introduction to the fine work of Aleijandrinho and Mataide. The quality of their craftsmanship is stunning and we found that we just wanted to appreciate how well everything fit together to give...More

1  Thank ed-TO
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful church... Near down town, very famous, knowed church in Ouro Preto city. A lot of small historys invite your dreams about the history of the catolic way...

Thank Eduardo_Soneca
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

A beautiful church with an interesting story behind it. It is set in a location with great views. Definitely worth the visit

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Church of St. Fransis of Assisi, in the uniquely Brazilian religious architecture, using native woods and soapstone. Walk in, walk around. Located on the main Plaza. One of several churches in the colonial town. Ouro Preto is a mining center, for gold.

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is one of the churches you should not miss. The architectural plans and many of the sculptures are from Brazilian baroque's greatest artist: Aleijadinho. Don't miss the entrance sculptures and the ceiling painting by Ataide.

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I visited this Ingreja accidentally because next to it is small handicrafts market. I was really suprised how beautiful it is. Don't miss opportunity to visit this beauty!

Thank Evaldas Č
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Very nice church with small museum close to main square. You are not allowed to make pictures, which I have no problems accepting, as this is an active place of worship.

Thank Mas6807
Reviewed 5 October 2015

This is a real world class church in Ouro Preto. It is beautiful inside and out, it is breath taking. Starting at the front doors and the art work around it. The beautiful towers and all. Once you step inside, that is going to take...More

2  Thank HEROS E O S
Reviewed 21 August 2015

This is one of the most beautiful baroque churches in Brazil; the paintings in the ceiling are amazing, so are the saint images;

Thank analucia0liveira
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