This is a tiny but extremely beautiful church designed by the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer!!
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
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.
When walking around the Lagoa da Pampulha you will see a number of eye catching buildings, The beautiful mansions, the Museum of Art, few classic country clubs but nothing compares to this church. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer , this exotic looking structure has a Portinari painting inside. The church no longer works as intended but it can be visited .... More
This is a very different church to the normal ones you'll find. Especially the many in Ouro Preto. It's much more modern in style and has some great art work around it. It's also situated in a nice location by the lagoon with lots of greenery around and just a stones throw from the stadium.
Niemeyer´s masterpieces are spread out in Belo Horizonte, specially in Pampulha. This little church is a wonderful construction, in front of the laguna and its beauty and simplicity are remarkable.
Ok. So the Pampulha Lagoon is pretty, the weather is usually nice, the surrounding landscaping is alright, and there is an amusement park across the street. Other than that, you'll be faced with a very strange sight, indeed, of a VERY UNUSUAL Catholic church, poorly maintained, that is hardly ever open to visitors. I have taken friends there several times,... More
Oscar Niemeyer, the famous brasilian's architet, until alive (104 years old), is the author of the modern project. Sensational. Cândido Portinari, antoher brasilian, a famous painter, give life to the church with beautifuls wallpaintings. Two greats artists in one place. Run to see!
This small church generated so much controversy when Niemeyer first designed it and now it became Belo Horizonte's undisputed icon.
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