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Sanctuar o Bom Jesus do Matosinhos
Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas.jpg
UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid
Offeecial name Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas
Location Minas Gerais, Brazil Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 20°29′59″S 43°51′28″W / 20.49972°S 43.85778°W / -20.49972; -43.85778Coordinates: 20°29′59″S 43°51′28″W / 20.49972°S 43.85778°W / -20.49972; -43.85778
Aurie 304.067 km2 (3.27295×109 sq ft)
Criteria Cultural: i, iv
Reference 334
Inscription 1985 (9t Session)
Congonhas is locatit in Brazil
Location o Congonhas

Congonhas (Congonhas do Campo) is a historical Brazilian ceety locatit in the state o Minas Gerais. It is situatit 90 kilometres (56 mi) sooth frae Belo Horizonte, the caipital o state o Minas Gerais, bi the heich-gate BR-040. The ceety haes a population o 50,000.

The ceety is notable for its basilica - the Santuário do Bom Jesus do Matosinhos - an associatit soapstane sculpturs which wur commissioned bi Portuguese adventurer, Feliciano Mendes in the 18t century. It wis creatit bi Aleijadinho, ane o the best airtists in the baroque style in the warld. The twal sculpturs o auld testament prophets aroond the terrace are considered amangst his feenest wirk.

In 1985 UNESCO grantit the Sanctuar the title o a Warld Heritage Steid.

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