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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 #17 of 126 attractions in Belo Horizonte
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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87 reviews 87 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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87 helpful votes 87 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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201 reviews 201 reviews
76 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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Clifton, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

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

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London, United Kingdom
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124 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

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.

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Itabira, MG
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

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.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

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

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niterói, brasil
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219 reviews 219 reviews
21 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

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!

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Miami, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

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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Belo Horizonte, MG
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Simple and charming with a very interesting view from the lake shore board.

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