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Cláudio Manoel Square or the Cathedral

Reflected in its colonial architecture, so is the city Mariana, the first capital, the first diocese and one of the most important historical cities of the State of Minas Gerais. Founded in 1711, Mariana owns one of the most beautiful and representative baroque architectural complex of Minas Gerais and presents sharp influence of the artist Antonio Francisco Lisboa, the "Aleijadinho". Its rectangular structure is formed by three main squares, the Civic, Intendencia and Matrix.

Cláudio Manoel  Square (or  Cathedral Square) - where you see the Basilica Cathedral (or "Nossa Senhora da Assunção" Cathedral): its single architecture reflects the style of the first religious buildings of Minas Gerais. It is part of the richest and most important group of churches of Minas Gerais. Its works had started at the beginning of the eighteenth century, with the building of primitive chapel of "Nossa Senhora da Conceição". After successive expansions, it was completed in 1760. Outside, the building has a solid and sober aspect, but, inside, the richness of its ornamentation is impressing. Masters as Ataíde and Aleijadinho contributed with their talent to the more luxury decoration. Noteworthy are the lavatory in the sacristy (assigned to Aleijadinho) and the Arp Schnitger organ.

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Uploaded: 08/08/2009
Updated: 22/09/2014


Tags: square; mariana; minas gerais; brazil; historical cities
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