Congonhas

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For the airport, see Congonhas-São Paulo Airport.
Sanctuar o Bom Jesus do Matosinhos
UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid
Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas.jpg
CriteriaCultural: i, iv
Reference334
Inscription1985 (9t Session)
Coordinates20°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

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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