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Great PaulVDV 2022-01-24 5:20

Hello Jorge,
I thought it was strange to see a church in this architectural style together with the houses in Portuguese colonial style.
But your note explains it.
The houses look very beautiful.
The green forested hill provides a nice backdrop.
Remarkable name for the savanna there. The word 'cerrado' has a different meaning in Spanish than in Portuguese.
Best regards, Paul

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yes, it was a crime against history because the priests destroyed the colonial building, it is a case of despise against what they named as "a poor colonial architecture", nowadays this would be prohibited but in those days it was very usual. a bishop did the same in diamantina, a fabulous colonial town in minas gerais. check this link to see:

the word cerrado exist in portuguese too and it is the same meaning, but is rarely used nowadays. I guess portuguese gave this name to the savana because it was different of an open field, that is usual in the same region too, the savana was a "closed field" but not a real forest.

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