28) The church of Carmo. Just 25 km from Belo Horizonte, Sabará stands on the muddy banks of the Rio das Velhas and during the Eighteenth century was a wealthy gold mining town. The church of Carmo was begun in 1762 and its architecture and sculptures are dominated by the work of Aleijadinho.28) A Igreja do Carmo. A apenas 25 kms de Belo Horizonte, Sabará situa-se às margens lamacentas do Rio das Velhas. Durante o século XVIII foi uma rica cidade de mineração de ouro. A Igreja do Carmo teve sua construção iniciada em 1762, e sua arquitetura e esculturas são dominadas pelos trabalhos de Aleijadinho.
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