Photographer's Note

The city of Tiradentes, previously called São José del-Rei, is celebrating today 300 years of its foundation. Here was born Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, known as Tiradentes, martyr of the Inconfidência Mineira (an unsuccessful separatist movement in Brazil), considered national hero since the proclamation of the Republic in 1889, when the city received its current name.

Tiradentes is now one of the most well preserved historical centers of Baroque art in Brazil, and one of its most famous monuments is the Santo Antônio Mother Church, shown in the photo, taken at the blue hour. Built in 1710, it has 482 kg of gold in its interior and is situated in one of the highest parts of the city, so that it can be seen from almost anywhere, indicating the prominent position of religion, especially in the colonial period.

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