Top things to do in Congonhas

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…
Religious in Congonhas

Holy Week

Holy Week processions in Congonhas are also famous, especially the dramatizations on Good Friday.
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 …
Religious in Congonhas

Jubileu do Senhor Bom Jesus do Matosinhos

The Jubileu do Senhor Bom Jesus do Matosinhos is one of Minas’ great religious festivals. Every year approximately 600,000 pilgrims arrive at the church to make promises, do penance, receive blessings, and give and …
Brazilian in Congonhas

Santíssimo Bistrô

Attached to Congonhas' museum, this restaurant is a convenient place to refuel with pasta or meat-focused Brazilian fare anytime of day.