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Basilica do Sr Bom Jesus de Matosinhos

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Address: Praca da Basilica, Congonhas, State of Minas Gerais 36415-000, Brazil
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(31) 3731-1590
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US$245.00*
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Congonhas City Tour
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A master piece

If you don't appreciate art it may be too much of a hike but aleijadinho's sculptures are a treat for anyone who appreciates these finer things. Take note that on Tuesdays the... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

If you don't appreciate art it may be too much of a hike but aleijadinho's sculptures are a treat for anyone who appreciates these finer things. Take note that on Tuesdays the chapels are closed and thus you can only see the wooden figures through the bars of the door. One word about the state of conservation of the prophets:... More 

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Reviewed 16 August 2015

Twelwe apostles sculpted by Baroque master Aleijadinho make this church a must for any art lover! As usual in Brazil you have to pay to see the inside and a very strict ban is enforced on taking pictures. The stated reason: visitors help maintain this Unesco site. A plaque outside states that a complete restoration was conducted and paid for...

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Reviewed 17 December 2012

the statues are fine but nothing more to see. There is not much to see for 60 minutes trip... you can fine better places around

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