Sunday, 27 June 2010

Sanctuary of Bom Jesús de Matosinhos

  • In Congonhas (Minas Gerais, Brazil - 2010)
  • Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985
  • "This sanctuary in Minais Gerais, south of Belo Horizonte, was built in the second half of the 18th century. It consists of a church with a magnificent Rococo interior of Italian inspiration; an outdoor stairway decorated with statues of the prophets; and seven chapels illustrating the Stations of the Cross, in which the polychrome sculptures by Aleijadinho are masterpieces of a highly original, moving, expressive form of Baroque art." Unesco
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