Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Brazilian chapels

I'm easily impressed by gothic, romanesque, barroc and other cathedrals or churches but I also like smaller and modest religious temples, such as these two brazilian chapels in São Paulo and Minas Gerais states. 

St. Anthony Chapel is located in São Roque, city in the state of São Paulo. Built in 1681, this chapel is a notable example of the Bandeirista style, an important manifestation of Brazilian architecture from the colonial period.

Foto: Newton França
The chapel of Saint Helen is located on the ridge of Santa Helena mountain, in the municipality of Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais. The chapel was built in colonial style in 1852.

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