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Igreja Sao Francisco De Assis

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Address: Avenida Otacilio Negrao de Lima 3000 | Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais 31310-082, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(31) 3427-1644
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Beautiful art designed by Oscar Niemeyer

Enchanted church full of history traces! It sures desevers its World Heritage recognition. Surrounded by Pampulha lake so you can enjoy nature on its most.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a small church, located on a beautiful spot, but besides small it is always closed so you can only look the outside.

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

Enchanted church full of history traces! It sures desevers its World Heritage recognition. Surrounded by Pampulha lake so you can enjoy nature on its most.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This place really gets you to think about that a church really should look like. Oscar Niemeyer had some really new ideas when he designed this place. It is also beautifully located on the Pampulha Lake.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Designed by Oscar Niemeyer it is a place many tourist must go and see. His traces are very unique. The inside Has a very valuable mirror. You will not be disappointed. Incredible view f pampulha lake and the Mineral a soccer stadium. A must see.

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

One of the first works of Oscar Niemeyer very typical of his style. Very unique shape and great azulejos. Unfortunately it was not possible to get inside the church.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

My wife took me here as we were sightseeing in pampulha. Modern style architecture from Nieymer is very unique.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

As i lived in Brasilia, i couldn't avoid visiting Pampulha Arquitectonic Project, where you can see the first work of Oscar Niemeyer, the famos architect who designed the city of Brasilia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Nice place to visit. Important to know the famous work of the big arquitect of the Brasil. Oscar Niemayer. A famous church of the Pampulha complex.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The church looks nice, it's quite unique. But it's pretty out of town, and really worth going that far.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

The church is in a lovely setting by the lake and has significance for architects and people interested in the work of Oscar Niemeyer. It is small and almost waved shaped. The back of the church is tiled with religious scenes in blue and white tiles. If you are visiting the lake, then it's s worth a visit. If you... More 

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