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Santuario de Bom Jesus de Matosinhos, Brazil

From series “Famous Unesco Sites in South America”
Year: 1773.

The church complex called Bom Jesus de Matosinhos is situated in the Brazilian city of Congonhas. The sight was built in the 18th century. That's the striking architectural monument in the Baroque style. The white church is characterized by marvelous interiors. Numerous pristine decorations, including beautiful sculptures inspired by biblical motifs, have survived within its walls. The beautiful church was built by the famous architect Francisco Lima Cerqueira. The construction was completed in 1773.

Santuario de Bom Jesus de Matosinhos, Brazil Since its opening, the church has been striking with a number of unique architectural features that have been quite untypical for those times. Elaborately carved soapstone was used to decorate the facade of the church and some parts of its interior. Some fragments of these carvings have survived to the present day. An altar of the church is made in the typical Rococo style. It features a large number of figures, various statues, and paintings. Unique works of art can be seen in all areas of the church. They represent the main value for modern tourists.

The history of the construction is very interesting and is associated with the name of the Portuguese immigrant Feliciano Mendes. Upon arrival at Congonhas this wealthy Portuguese has been miraculously healed from an illness that had been plaguing him for many years. In gratitude, he decided to build a church in the city, similar to the one that has been in his hometown. The project of the church was created by the famous sculptor Aleijadinho. He also made sculptures for the church. Next - Serra da Capivara National Park


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Banco Bradesco Congonhas' located in 0.23 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'FAMA TRANSPORTES LTDA' is located in 0.77 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Gás gnv Congonhas' in 0.83 km
Supermarket: 'Comercial Vila Rica' in 0.41 km
Parking: 'Estacionamento Pare Seguro' in 0.84 km
Apotheek: 'Drogaria Maxipopular' in 0.72 km
Police station: 'Delegacia de Polícia da Comarca de Congonhas' in 0.53 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Restaurante Cova do Daniel' in 0.21 km
Railway station: 'Estação Ferroviária - Trem da Vale' in 39 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Pampulha Domestic Airport PLU - in 73 km
 »  Sao Lourenco Airport SSO - in 214 km
 »  Resende Airport QRZ - in 228 km
 »  Galeao Airport GIG - in 263 km
 »  Santos Dumont Airport SDU - in 276 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Santuario de Bom Jesus de Matosinhos

Hotel Colonial

Located in 0 km from Santuario de Bom Jesus de Matosinhos
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Rooms: 23
Rooms at Hotel Colonial provide a fan, a TV and a minibar, as well as bed linens and bath towels. The private bathroom includes a shower. Hotel … More: photo, rates and booking
Serra Palace Hotel

Located in 16 km from Santuario de Bom Jesus de Matosinhos
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Rooms: 88
The rooms at Serra Palace are air-conditioned and have free Wi-Fi. They come with a flat-screen TV, cable channels, a minibar and private bathroom … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Verdes Mares

Located in 17 km from Santuario de Bom Jesus de Matosinhos
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Rooms: 79
All rooms at Verdes Mares are equipped with air conditioning and contain a cable TV, a minibar and a bathroom. They are simply decorated and some … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Residência Rofamos

Located in 18 km from Santuario de Bom Jesus de Matosinhos
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Rooms: 3
The self-catered units feature a leaving room with a sofa, a flat-screen TV and wardrobes. The well-equipped kitchen features a stove and a … More: photo, rates and booking

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