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“A disappointment”

Igreja Sao Francisco De Assis
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Private Tour: Discover Belo Horizonte City
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Belo Horizonte City Tour in Pampulha
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Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Great setting, right on the lake. A little tricky to find at first and like a few attractions in belo Horizonte, easiest to have a car. Was interesting to look at but is a real shame. Like other attractions in particular niemeyer buildings it's starting to fall apart. A bit of tlc and would be a pearl again.

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Reviewed December 28, 2012

When walking around the Lagoa da Pampulha you will see a number of eye catching buildings, The beautiful mansions, the Museum of Art, few classic country clubs but nothing compares to this church. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer , this exotic looking structure has a Portinari painting inside. The church no longer works as intended but it can be visited . It has beautiful views to the Pampulha Lake and its right in front of a cute amusement park , which has been there for many generations.

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Reviewed December 7, 2012

This is a very different church to the normal ones you'll find. Especially the many in Ouro Preto. It's much more modern in style and has some great art work around it. It's also situated in a nice location by the lagoon with lots of greenery around and just a stones throw from the stadium.

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Niemeyer´s masterpieces are spread out in Belo Horizonte, specially in Pampulha. This little church is a wonderful construction, in front of the laguna and its beauty and simplicity are remarkable.

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Ok. So the Pampulha Lagoon is pretty, the weather is usually nice, the surrounding landscaping is alright, and there is an amusement park across the street. Other than that, you'll be faced with a very strange sight, indeed, of a VERY UNUSUAL Catholic church, poorly maintained, that is hardly ever open to visitors. I have taken friends there several times, and we never got inside. If you're an achitect, as my friend Lígia insists, there is value in seeing this one of Oscar Niemeyer's modernist masterpieces. For the rest of us, it is a 10 to 15-minute ordeal to find parking and about the same time to walk around it.

Thank Andy B
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