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Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosário - São Thomé das Letras
Our Lady of the Rosary

The Nossa Senhora do Rosário church, Catholic, located in São Thomé das Letras, Minas Gerais, was listed by the Municipality, they claim that the slaves built such a space, initially for practices of Afro-descendant rites and only in 1995 that the place was transformed, in fact , in a Catholic Church.

For a long time, it is believed that the church  remained unfinished due to the revolt of the slaves at the Campo Grande Farm   around 1833.

There are reports that around 1974 the chapel returned with its construction, no longer remaining in ruins.

With the original architecture  unchanged, made of overlapping stones taken from the region itself. 

A church that remains historically and visually preserved.

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What many believe is that the work on this church began shortly after the completion of the construction of the Mother Church and thatIn order to avoid involvement and religious conviviality between whites and blacks, they had determined a place for a chapel in devotion to Nossa Sra. do Rosário, patron saint of black slaves in Brazil.

Church that remains to this day. a visit to the site will be of such richness due to the history of the construction of this Church.


It will certainly not be left out of your plans visiting São Thomé das Letras.

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Our Lady of the Rosary Church is located at  R. Ernestina Maria de Jesus Peixoto, 198-250, São Thomé das Letras - MG, 37418-000

Set aside that day to take some very historic photos in this super charming place.

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