Congonhas

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UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid
Sanctuar o Bom Jesus do Matosinhos
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas.jpg
Teep Cultural
Criterie i, iv
Reference 334
UNESCO region Laitin Americae an the Caribbean
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
Inscription history
Inscription 1985 (9t Session)

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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