Minas Gerais Sights

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Belo Horizonte 14

Ouro Preto 10

Diamantina 6

Mariana 5

Sabara 4

São Tome das Letras 3

Caxambu 3

Tiradentes 3

São Lourenço 2

Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra 1

Parque Nacional Serra do Cipo 1

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Catedral Basílica da Sé

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The cathedral, completed in 1760, is best known for its 1701 German organ, built by Arp Schnitger. Transported by mule from Rio de Janeiro...

Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Carmo

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With works by noted artists Ataíde and Aleijadinho, Our Lady of Carmel Church is noteworthy for its impressive facade and sculpted soapstone...

Mina de Ouro de Passagem

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Between Ouro Preto and Mariana lies Brazil's oldest gold mine. During the gold rush thousands of slaves perished at Mina de Ouro de Passagem...

Museu Arquidiocesano de Arte Sacra de Mariana

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Wood and soapstone carvings by Aleijadinho and paintings by Ataíde are among the noteworthy items on exhibit at the Archdiocesan Museum...

Santuário de Bom Jesus do Matosinho

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Dominating the small Gold Town of Congonhas do Campo is the crowning effort of renowned sculptor Aleijadinho: the hilltop pilgrimage...