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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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“oscar niemeyer” (12 reviews)
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Avenida Otacilio Negrao de Lima 3000 | Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais 31310-082, Brazil
+55(31) 3427-1644
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 22 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
Reviewed 18 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
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
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
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This church, built in 1943, was the first famous work of the architect Oscar Niemeyer and has a wall painting by Candido Portinari. As such, it marks the hey day of world famous Brazilian painting and architecture, prior to the building of Brasilia. The church...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The church is super small, but is beautiful. I live near it and see it frequently, but I am still amazed by the murals made by Portinari.

Thank John D
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A church unlike others, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, with mural tyles painted by Portinari. It is set on the shore of Pampulha lake, which holds a beautiful architectural emsemble.

Thank Adriana F
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I think this church is a master piece from Oscar Niemeyer, simply beautiful. It's just sad it's not maintained, it's so bad that masses can't happen anymore.

Thank Pierre M
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