Church of Sao Francisco de Assis

Historic Town of Ouro Preto1980

UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage

The ceiling of the São Francisco de Assis Church is the most famous work of Manoel da Costa Ataíde, a well-known Brazilian colonial painter. It depicts Our Lady surrounded by angels. Other great artworks by this painter can be found in the church.


  • Title: Church of Sao Francisco de Assis
  • Creator: Historic Town of Ouro Preto
  • Date Created: 1980
  • Location Created: Brazil
  • Rights: Ricardo André Frantz [CC BY 3.0
  • Location: Brazil
  • Inscription Criteria: Criteria: (i)(iii)
  • Date of Inscription: 1980
  • Category of Site: Cultural site

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