Matriz NS do Pilar

Church in Ouro Preto

On the southwestern side of town, this is Brazil's second-most-opulent church (after Salvador’s São Francisco). It has 434kg of gold and silver and is one of the country's finest showcases of artwork. Note the wild-bird chandelier holders, the scrolled church doors and the hair on Jesus (the real stuff, donated by a penitent worshipper).

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