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Conjunto Arquitetonico Da Pampulha

Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Ranked #18 of 132 attractions in Belo Horizonte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I was visiting the St. Francis of Assisi Church and took a side trip alongside the lake when I suddenly ran into this place. It is well worth the visit and the time spend here. Beautiful art and architecture, and this lake is magnificent. I know there's normally not many places to find good food near here without traveling to... More

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Belo Horizonte
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

There are several places to check out around Pampulha lake including the ones designed by Oscar Niemeyer like Pampulha Church (Igreja S. Francisco de Assis). There is also the house where president Kubitschek used to live which is being turn to a museum. Don't miss also "Casa Do Baile" which used to be a place for popular dancing and nowadays... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Hire a bike and do a lap of the lake (18km) to see the views and buildings around its edge. Theres a hire shop next to the petrol station on the south side of the dam (R$10/hour). Can be hard to find a nice place to eat (other than hot dogs/popcorn!) especially in the week. Try 'Juscelino's on the lakefront... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

One of my favorite places in. Belo Horizonte. Make us travel in time while visiting the muneums, park, church and the lagoon. So many memories, plans and strategies... I love to spend my weekends therewith my kids and husband.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Went to see the Mineirao, pampulha church, and went for a drive around the lake, unexpectedly saw a bunch of capivaras in one of the sides of the lake.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Pampulha Little Church and the Ballroom House are icons of Oscar's architeture. Worth spending a morning or an afternoon visiting them. They are around the Pampulha lake, a very pleasant place, and not far from Estádio Magalhães Pinto, the palace of soccer, that was completely revamped for the 2014 world cup.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The church needs some repair work, but otherwise it is worth seeing, even by paying the small entrance fee.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The Pampulha architectural complex consists of various designs of renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer. Unfortunately, the projects are uncharacterized, poorly maintained, some in poor condition, with no security and no tourist infrastructure.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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12 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

The "Lagoa da Pampulha", or Pampulha Lake, is the largest artificial lake in Belo Horizonte which is a place to spend the day. There you can see the iconic complex from brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, with the Art Museum and its exhibitions, the "Casa do Baile", or Ball House, and the waved platform towards the entrance and the beautiful "Igreja... More

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Construction everywhere, bad traffic and not much to do. Wait until the World Cup before you visit it.

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