Monday, December 9, 2013

Church Our Lady of the Conception

"Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora da Conceição" translated from Portuguese means parish church of our lady of conception. This church is located in Ouro Preto, Brazil along with the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi designed by Aleijadinho. The designer of this church was his father, Manuel Francisco Lisboa. Construction of it took place between 1727 and 1746.

It is said that many important figures of the city are buried there, including Aleijadinho and his father. This church is known famously for its 8 lavishly decorated altars. The altar pieces consist of both baroque and rococo elements. They used to be covered in gold, but are now painted over. The altar is also decorated with plant motifs, full of curves and whimsical elements which give it the rococo feel.

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