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Igreja Sao Francisco De Assis

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Address: Av Otacilio Negrao De Lima, 3000 | Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais 31365-450, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(31) 3427-1644
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A wave inland

When the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer designed the St. Francis church near the lake he thought of the waves formed in the lake and wanted to mimic it right on the lake... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Buenos Aires
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great architectural masterpiece. We went on Sunday afternoon, as we thought it would be open, but it was a pitty we couldnt go inside because it was closed. Yet, the building is amazing to watch from the outside, and so are the terrific views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

When the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer designed the St. Francis church near the lake he thought of the waves formed in the lake and wanted to mimic it right on the lake shore. It is just beautiful inside and out, The art is in every detail. There is a late mass at 7 pm on Tuesdays. You can ride the... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

When the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer designed the Pampulha complex it was his `` opportunity to contest monotony ``, or so it was what I read. But there is no doubt that this man was inspired when he did it. The church of St. Francis is beautiful in and out, the tiles, the curves and the place.......... Wonderful. Once there,... More 

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Wilmslow UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Went to see this out of respect for Niemeyer. Not disappointed, both externally and (more so) internally out of the ordinary, a special jewel. A bit expensive to get there by taxi, and almost impossible to get one to go back to town (the information desk helped us in the end to call one by phone). Try to get a... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

At the very shore of pampulia lake is this beautiful building. Its worth a visit. Enjoy the view and you can also see Mineirao and Mineirinho from here.

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Mogi Das Cruzes, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A little jewel by Oscar Niemeyer. It is located at the Pampulha architectural complex. Also near the Mineirão stadium. Worth to visit all these atractions on the same day.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Just at the shore of Pampulha's lake, this church has been ideated by one of the best architect in the world. Builded at the beginning of the "forties", you can see in this building the influence tha Le Corbusier. Extremely controversial for the building itself, being a church raised even more doubt inside the Catholich world. It has been consacrated... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The bell tower needs a good sanding and repainting, but the entire exterior of the church is mosaic! I didn't realize until I was right up against it. Beautiful design and construction work. The art in the interior was fabulous (on canvas, in mural form and in metal). Well worth the R$2 to enter. There is an exhibit as well... More 

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a fantastic place full of portuguesse inheritances, a beautiful building that is worth to see, a different conception of catholic church for fans of chuches, art or arquitecture

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The St. Francis of Assisi Church is a landmark more for its historical background than for what it is today. It needs some repairs and also explore better its potential as some of the tiles are falling and the area seems rather abandoned. But as it was made by one renowned architect the visit is still worth.

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