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Brazil, Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas

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Location State of Minas Gerais, City of Congonhas, Brazil
Coordinates S20 29 59 W43 51 28
Date of Inscription 1985

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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.

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