Minas Gerais Sights

Catedral Basílica da Sé

  • Praça Cláudio Manoel s/n Map It
  • Mariana
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The cathedral, completed in 1760, is best known for its 1701 German organ, built by Arp Schnitger. Transported by mule from Rio de Janeiro in 1720, the instrument was a gift from the Portuguese court to the first diocese in Brazil. This is the only Schnitger organ outside Europe, and one of the best preserved in the world. Concerts take place on Friday at 11 am and Sunday at 12:15 pm. To get a place near the organ, try to arrive at least 30 minutes early.

Sight Information


Praça Cláudio Manoel s/n, Mariana, 35420–000, Brazil

Map It



Sight Details:

  • R$3 donation, R$30 concerts
  • Tues.–Sat. 8–noon and 2–6:30, Sun. 8–noon and 3–6:30

Published 06/18/2015


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