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Igreja Sao Francisco De Assis

Av Otacilio Negrao De Lima, 3000 | Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais 31365-450, Brazil
+55(31) 3427-1644
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Ranked #16 of 132 attractions in Belo Horizonte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Belo Horizonte, MG
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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Lima, Peru
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81 reviews 81 reviews
65 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is one of the biggest churchs in Belo Horizonte, remember not to take picture with flash and stay quiet, show respect to other people. The church is very nice, beautiful architecture

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Miami, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A Must-see if you go touristing in Belo Horizonte. Beautiful church, built by Niemeyer. Serves as an excellent example of his post-modernist influential architecture style. The Portuguese azulejo that also covers the whole church serves as an important aspect of Brazilian culture.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I had heard so much about this little Chapel by the Lake that I had to make a special trip to visit. I was in Belo Horizonte and attempted to hail a taxi for the 20 minute trip. I could not find a free taxi anywhere, they were all busy and driving by me at a fast rate of speed.... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Its a great place to visit, if you are in Belo can not miss it. The architectural beuty of the chapel is amazing and its history, The location also offers a day you can walk around and visit the other landmarks of Niemeyer, and you can find where to have lunch and enjoy a day or afternoon

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It is easy to see why this place is very mich the symbol of Belo Horizonte. A beautiful lakeside location, lovely little church with beautiful interior. As far as modern church architecture goes this one is both unusual, and unique. One of Niemeyer's finer achievements!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This church is small,but is well decorated with a huge mural of St Francis of Asisi by Portinari . It worth's a visit as it was designed by Oscar Niemeyer.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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111 reviews 111 reviews
62 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a tiny but extremely beautiful church designed by the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer!!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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130 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

When I went last time to Belo Horizonte in the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais I visited once more the Pampulha complex, which is a set of buildings around a artificial lake representing the architectural style called “Modernism”. In Brazil the main representative architect from that style is Oscar Niemeyer. The main buildings around Pampulha lake were design by Niemeyer... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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76 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Great setting, right on the lake. A little tricky to find at first and like a few attractions in belo Horizonte, easiest to have a car. Was interesting to look at but is a real shame. Like other attractions in particular niemeyer buildings it's starting to fall apart. A bit of tlc and would be a pearl again.

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