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“My favourite place in BH”
Review of Praca da Liberdade

Praca da Liberdade
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Private Tour: Discover Belo Horizonte City
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Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“My favourite place in BH”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Praça da Liberdade is a great place. The square itself is beautiful with its Imperial palm trees which have been there for centuries, the fountains, the bandstand, the old benches. But it's not only that! It is surrounded by beautiful buildings, most of neoclassical architecture. Many of them used to hold the state secretaries and are now museums. The government palace at the SSW end of the sqare is beautiful, with a ravishing garden. If you look to the square from the palace, to your right, at the corner of Brasil avenue, you will see the famous Oscar Niemeyer building which bears his name. It is full of curves, since the inspiration for the design is said to be a pile of vinil discs. To your left, at the corner of Bias Fortes avenue is the controversial Rainha da Sucata building(Queen of Scrap Metal, nickname based on a soap opera which was famous at the time of its construction) , which tries to bring together the lines of the neoclassical buildings and modern aparent metal structure. Not beautiful to my taste, but there are those who like it!!! If you come to Belo Horizonte, try to spare some time to stroll around the square. Get some ice cream, sit down and relax. This is an oasis amidst the busy streets of the city.

Visited July 2013
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“Serene & Clean”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is a nice little park to stroll through or jog around in Belo Horizonte. It's very clean and seems safe...well-lit at night.

Visited July 2013
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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“Just beautiful!”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Very beautiful square, with beautiful flowers and fountains, surrounded by museums. Great place to visit, and also to go jogging or just walking! Sometimes there are free concerts there, too.

Visited August 2013
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Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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“Pleasant place”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

A very nice place to spend an afternoon with the family.
The gardening is very beautiful. There are museums on the streets nearby.

Visited July 2013
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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“Must see square in BH”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

One of the most important attractions in BH, it is an historical and architectural city landmark. Nowadays it is home to a number of cultural attractions. Full of green, fountains and also with a charming bandstand, it also boasts the Liberty Palace, a neoclassical building that has been the state government headquarters.

Visited August 2012
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