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Igreja Sao Francisco De Assis

Avenida Otacilio Negrao de Lima 3000 | Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais 31310-082, Brazil
+55(31) 3427-1644
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“small church” (4 reviews)
“oscar niemeyer” (12 reviews)
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Avenida Otacilio Negrao de Lima 3000 | Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais 31310-082, Brazil
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Conceived by Oscar Niemeyer (architect) e Emiliano Di Cavalcanti (tiles and paintings). Charming, wonderful!

Thank wvdm2016
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

You can't miss this. This is an historic landmark because took years to be accepted as a church because it's modernity and beautiful lines weren't understood by the church authorities. Today it is preserved as a heritage site .

Thank mariedite q
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The Igrejinha da Pampulha as well known in Belo Horizonte is a such beautiful architectonical monument. It matches very well with the surroundings of the Lagoa da Pampulha with its tropical nature; sometimes the Pacas, caimans and tropical birds are just around. On Saturdays and...More

Thank Jose Geraldo De... C
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Simple, small, yet somehow interesting. Maybe for its uniqueness. The place around can be fun or tedious, depending on your intentions.

Thank Ronne M
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

This small church tells a lot about the story of the city during the 40s. The paintings inside and outside were shocking at the time, outside because the fish are on top and the birds under Jesus. Inside because Saint Francis is represented with a...More

Thank Elisa D
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

This Oscar Niemeyer designed church is a bit outside Belo Horizonte, but is an easy bus ride to reach. Take the 5106 from any of the stops at the North End of Avenue Alfonso Pena (there's one very close to the Sao Jose Church) for...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

It sits on the Pampulha lake and be sure you go with a guide since it is locked up much of the time. Well worth a visit.

Thank LisandroVoyager
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

This church was the first famous work of Oscar Niemeyer. The wall painting by Candido Portinari is my favorite feature. The church is small, but full of art and history.

Thank svartmanm
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

I am by no means an architecture or history expert, but this church is very different, especially of Catholic origins. It is nestled on the side of a man-made lake (Lake Pampulha), and will be like nothing that you have ever seen before. If you...More

Thank AAAczel
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Super interesting architecture, really cool artwork on the side, and a great location. Definitely deserves the hype for its appearance. I'm 100% not a fan of religion, but I like the look of this church.

Thank Ryan S
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