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Conjunto Arquitetonico Da Pampulha

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Address: Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Phone Number: 3798687324
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Modern architecture around a beautiful lake

Pampulha is the name of an artificial lake, idealized by former President JK and designed by Oscar Nyemeyer in the late 50s. Around the lake there are some of Nyemeyer's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Belo Horizonte, MG

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pampulha is the name of an artificial lake, idealized by former President JK and designed by Oscar Nyemeyer in the late 50s. Around the lake there are some of Nyemeyer's masterpieces such as S Francis Church, The Ballroom and Pampulha Art Museum. The lake is sometimes a bit dirty, but it's definitely worth a visit!

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The attractive modernist buildings set around Pampulha Lake and designed by Oscar Niemeyer add an air of elegance to the locale. The church of St. Francis is a gem whose curved structure and blue and white tiles offer excellent photographic opportunities. Walking, jogging and bike riding around the lake provide a more intimate view of these buildings.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place with great historical value. It's situated in Pampulha Lake, which is declared as a world heritage by UNESCO. If you are an architecture lover should go there.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

This place is a great addition when going around Pampulha Lake. There is not much to do at this location other than look at the architecture. If you are planning on going to see the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi this place was created by the same architect - Oscar Niemeyer.

Thank CCJacobsen
Baguio City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

Running around the Lagoa da Pampulha was one of my best experience in BH. It is a beautiful place with wonderful structures designed by Niemeyer. I recommend early mornings as the best time to visit the place. At night, you can go for a dinning experience in the nearby restaurants.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

It´s a splendorous architetural complex build by Oscar Niemayer (a famous brazilian architect) with beauty gardens and fantastic details in architetural design and construction. In San Francisco Church the tiles are from Portugal and fantastic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful complex of 4 buildings by Oscar Niemayer in a great setting. The museum, the chapel, the ball room and the athletic club around an articulate lake. Better have a driver and car not only to get there from Belo Horizonte but also locally.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

The Chapel, the Ballroom and the Modern Art Museum are all well-worth a visit. First the chapel and its exquisite undulating roof, then the ballroom, a round pavilion with a serpentine canopy in a cute garden and last, the museum which has nice Brazilian art and very visitors. But unless you're driving, be prepared to walk a lot as they're... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015

From the uniquely designed Igreja São Francisco de Assis to the Museu da Pampulha there is a welcome verity for those looking for a nice hike around the lake (and maybe a photo op of the alligator) or a nice weekend drive. Tip-I lived there for years and to spot the gator you have to look for floating pieces of... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Nice buildings projected by a famous brasilian archictect, interesting style, has been abandoned by the government for too long. Robberies, kidnapping, Pampulha has sufferred with the increasing urban violence. Maybe due to dark areas in streets, it is now a place where one should keep an eye oppened. The public restrooms are in terrible condition. Casa do Baile, that should... More 

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