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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 133 Attractions in Belo Horizonte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Los Angeles, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Lima, Peru
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91 reviews 91 reviews
72 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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