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Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas
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Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Brazil
Description:
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.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.