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The beautiful Lady of Conception Church restored

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The restoration works of the Church of Our Lady of Conception, in Congonhas (Minas Gerais), was inaugurated on Thursday (March 30). The work was done under the supervision of the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (Iphan), entity linked to the Ministry of Culture.

This sanctuary in Minas Gerais, south of the capital 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.