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Igreja Matriz de Santo Antônio

Named for Tiradentes' patron saint, this gorgeous church is one of Aleijadinho's last designs. The dazzling gold interior is rich in Old Testament symbolism. Noteworthy elements include the polychrome organ, built i…
Museum in Tiradentes

Museu do Padre Toledo

Dedicated to 18th-century Brazilian priest and revolutionary hero Padre Toledo, this recently renovated museum occupies the 18-room house where Padre Toledo himself once lived and where the Inconfidentes first met. …
Museum in Tiradentes

Museu Liturgia

This museum houses a new and surprisingly modern collection of over 420 religious items spanning three centuries.
Church in Tiradentes

Igreja NS Rosário dos Pretos

This beautiful stone church, with its many images of black saints, was built in 1708, by and for slaves. Since they had no free time during daylight hours, construction took place at night – note the nocturnal icono…
Museum in Tiradentes

Museu de Sant'Ana

Opened in 2014 in Tiradentes' former town jail, this is the latest innovative museum project conceived by Belo Horizonte–based Angela Gutierrez, creator of Ouro Preto’s Museu do Oratório and Belo Horizonte's Museu d…
Fountain in Tiradentes

Chafariz de São José

Constructed in 1749 by the town council, this beautiful fountain north of Córrego Santo Antônio has three sections: one for drinking, one for washing clothes and one for watering horses. The water comes from a nearb…
Square in Tiradentes

Largo das Forras

Tiradentes' central square is a social gathering point and a prime venue for special events such as the annual Festival de Cultura e Gastronomia.
Church in Tiradentes

Igreja de São Francisco de Paula

For picture-postcard views of Tiradentes, climb the hill above the bus station to this 18th-century church.