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Congonhas
Congonhas
( Congonhas
Congonhas
do Campo) is a historical Brazilian city located in the state of Minas Gerais. It is situated 90 kilometres (56 mi) south from Belo Horizonte, the capital of state of Minas Gerais, by the highway BR-040. The city has a population of 50,000. The city is known for its basilica - the Santuário do Bom Jesus do Matosinhos - and associated soapstone sculptures which were commissioned by Portuguese adventurer, Feliciano Mendes in the 18th century.[1] It was created by Aleijadinho, one of the best artists in the baroque style in the world. The twelve sculptures of old testament prophets around the terrace are considered one of his finest works. In 1985 the Sanctuary was named a World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
by UNESCO.

References[edit]

^ Palmerlee, Danny (2007-01-01). South America on a Shoestring. Lonely Planet. ISBN 9781741044430. 

See also[edit]

List of municipalities in Minas Gerais

External links[edit]

Media related to Congonhas
Congonhas
do Campo at Wikimedia Commons Congonhas
Congonhas
travel guide from Wikivoyage World Heritage profile

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World Heritage Sites in Brazil

North Region

Central Amazon Conservation Complex

Northeast Region

Brazilian Atlantic Islands Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha
and Atol das Rocas Reserves Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest
Atlantic Forest
Reserves1 Historic Centre of São Luís Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda São Francisco Square
São Francisco Square
in São Cristóvão Serra da Capivara National Park

Central-West Region

Brasília Cerrado Protected Areas Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Park Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás Pantanal
Pantanal
Conservation Area

Southeast Region

Atlantic Forest
Atlantic Forest
South-East Reserves1 Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest
Atlantic Forest
Reserves1 Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina Historic Town of Ouro Preto Pampulha Modern Ensemble, Minas Gerais Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas Valongo Wharf
Valongo Wharf
Archaeological Site

South Region

Atlantic Forest
Atlantic Forest
South-East Reserves1 Iguaçu National Park Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis2 Ruins of São Miguel das Missões

1 Shared with other region/s 2 Shared with Argentina

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 312844662 LCCN: n94037056 GND: 7730899-2 BNF: cb11973440c (data)

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