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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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Wonderful little piece of Architecture

A beautiful little church in one of the most loved spots for locals. Hike around the lake and see if you can spot the gator/condors/owls(two small owls live near the Rizvi school... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A beautiful little church in one of the most loved spots for locals. Hike around the lake and see if you can spot the gator/condors/owls(two small owls live near the Rizvi school a bit of a trek away) or cross the street to visit the Ferris wheel and other rides.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Interesting modern architecture for what became a controversial addition to the Catholic churches in Pampulha. Right on the lake's edge provides a beatiful setting for this church. We were not able to get into the building but the outside was interesting and were able to see most of the interior through the front of the church which was mostly windows... More 

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Famous Church by Niemeyer... The church is definitely the must see monument in BH... A bit far, but Pampulha is a nice area(Minerao is nearby and Xapuri - the famous restaurant - as well)

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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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