Panorama - View of Ouro Preto with right Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Conceição de Antonio Dias
Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Conceição de Antonio Dias.
This façade is very similar to the Pilar church, but the 1727 church distinguishes itself on the inside. The eight altars, four on each side, are lavishly decorated, and the church contains the graves of Aleijadinho and his father, Manuel Francisco Lisboa, who is believed to have adorned the nave.
The Museu Aleijadinho is located in the sacristy; this museum has priceless pieces such as a soapstone bust of São Francisco de Paula (Saint Francis of Paola), whose eyes appear lifelike.