Congonhas attractions

Sculpture in Congonhas

The Prophets

Already an old man, sick and crippled, Aleijadinho sculpted The Prophets between 1800 and 1805. Symmetrically placed in front of the Basílica do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos, each of the 12 Old Testament figures was carv…
Museum in Congonhas

Museu de Congonhas

Sticking out like a sore thumb amid the 18th-century streets of Congonhas, this striking modernist museum houses replicas of Aleijadinho's The Prophets, along with displays about his soapstone carving technique and …