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“Jewel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Igreja Sao Francisco De Assis

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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Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Mogi Das Cruzes, SP
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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Jewel”
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.

Visited August 2014
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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“Oscar Niemeyer, what else to say?!?!?”
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 only 16 years after the completition. It remain one of the best monument in Belo Horizonte.

Visited June 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Unusual church in need of repair”
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 detailing the people who were responsible for creating this building as art.

Visited August 2014
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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“For Arquitecture fans”
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

Visited June 2014
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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“Ordinary sight”
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.

Visited June 2014
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