- 5 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Visit Congonhas where you will find important works from the Golden Age of Brazil.
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Family friendly
- Ideal choice for families
- National Park fees
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Basilica do Sr Bom Jesus de Matosinhos
- Drinks, unless specified
- DVD (available to purchase)
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Pickup is available from most major Hotels in Belo Horizonte and Congonhas
Returns to original departure point
The main points of interest are Aleijadinho’s sculptural masterpieces of the twelve Prophets, carved in soapstone and his sculptural representation of the Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross), done in polychromatic woodwork. The set of life-sized sculptures is Brazil’s greatest artistic treasure.
The city is notable 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. 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 amongst his finest work.
In 1985 UNESCO granted the Sanctuary the title of a World Heritage Site.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Dress code is smart casual
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.