Congonhas is perhaps the most discreet of the historic cities of Minas Gerais, clearly standing out in comparison with Ouro Preto, Tiradentes and others.

It has, however, a precious asset – the work of Aleijadinho, reproducing the twelve apostles in soapstone, at the entrance to the sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Matosinhos.

Highlights in Congonhas:

The statues, of course, but you don’t lose anything if you enter the church, and if you take a look at the chapels scattered around the terreiro, the whole of which is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Aleijadinho in Congonhas

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