The sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas in Minais Gerais was completed in the 1770s after 60 years construction. After its completion, the church was given a magnificent Rococo interior of Italian inspiration. Additionally the artist Aleijadinho created an outdoor stairway was constructed and decorated with 12 soapstone statues of the prophets and seven chapels illustrating the Stations of the Cross and sculpted in wood. The sanctuary is one of the most important examples of Christian art in Latin America.
Travel to Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas
Organised group tours: Click here to see 9 tours to Brazil which may include Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas.