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Minas Gerais Sights

Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 06/24/2013

Fodor's Review

The small, intriguing Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Blacks was inaugurated by slaves in 1785, some of whom bought their freedom with the gold they found in Ouro Preto. According to legend, the church's interior is bare because the slaves ran out of gold after erecting the baroque building. In the unusual oval interior the church houses sculptures of Santa Helena, Santo Antônio, and São Benedito.

Sight Information


Largo do Rosário s/n, Ouro Preto, 35400–000, Brazil



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Sat. noon–4:45

Updated 06/24/2013


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