11 June, 2008

Church of Our Lady of Conception Postcard

The back of the postcard reads (in Portuguese):

Interior da Matriz de N. S. Conceicao
Prados - Minas Gerais

Church of Our Lady of Conception Postcard
(PH Wish from Isabel Aleman)

Information below was translated using Google Translate (so might not sound right):

The Church of Our Lady of Conception (Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao) was built in the period from 1712 to 1770. The sobriety of the facade contrasts with the lightness of its rococo style interior. It is one of the few churches that presents the image of their patron at the door of the church. The lining is completely covered in paintings. The altars are carved with gold ornaments on a white background. The existing images are original and authentic and dates from the eighteenth century.

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