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Igreja Sao Francisco De Assis

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Address: Av Otacilio Negrao De Lima, 3000 | Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais 31365-450, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(31) 3427-1644
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Beautiful architecture

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank Leley1
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.

Thank Catherine P
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.

Thank 122sethe
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.

Thank Viviane_Muller
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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.

Thank Wescley P
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.

Thank Saptak
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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 

Thank Jacky D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Quaint chapel for about 80 people but has paintings by Portinari, architecture by Niemayer, gardens by Burle Max, it was commissioned by Juscelino Kubit-check while he was mayor or BH (before becoming president of Brasil and building Brasilia). A must see. By the Pampulha lake, near the stadium Mineirao.

Thank Marilia S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Completed in the early 40's, this little church summarizes Niemeyer's art: free-flowing concrete parabolic vaults contrasting with a 'cubist' bell-tower, traditional azulejos, attention to detail and perfect use of an ideal location by the lake. Superb!

Thank Bernard B

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