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Address: Avenida Dr. Otacilio Negrao de Lima, 16.585 | Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais 31365-450, Brazil
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31 3277-7946
09:00 - 18:00
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Peaceful Place

Amazing place, peaceful... Theater with perfect acoustics, wonderful experience. Simple and small cafe with delight cheese bread. If you are lucky you see "Capybaras" in the... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2016
Richmond, Virginia
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Melbourne, Australia
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We made a special trip to visit the museum only to find that it was closed due to a private function. Not that there would have been much to see – there didn’t seem to be any art or exhibitions inside. It appears that exhibitions are held sporadically. We were still able to walk around the building and admire the... More 

Thank Alexinmelbourne
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Amazing place, peaceful... Theater with perfect acoustics, wonderful experience. Simple and small cafe with delight cheese bread. If you are lucky you see "Capybaras" in the museum garden.

Thank mfaf
Washington DC
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45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

This is a small museum and is worth the time if you are visiting in the Pampulha area of Belo Horizonte. The museum as quoted by other writers was designed by Oscar Niemeyer, a famous architect, so it is a must see if you are into design and modern art.

Thank GAntonio
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

The building was designed by the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer. It is very beautiful with its dynamic architecture bob architecture and the surroundings are nice but the art is very poor.

Thank Sheila N
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Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Nice building, but there was not a lot of pieces of art: the exhibition was very weak. It's too difficult to get in the museum, you have to walk a lot or take a cab.

Thank Patrícia Z
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86 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The place was planned by the world class architect Oscar Niemeyer. It is home of great works of art as a permanent venue, but it also receives other great art shows that move around the world, From the moment you drive there and park the car at the border of the lake and walk in, eveything is beautiful. Check the... More 

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

This building of this museum is in itself fantastic...I visited on a sunny day and the light play inside and out was exciting....the lake surrounding and the view is quite amazing...I was disappointed by the collections however which were minimal....

Thank lynzzz15
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

The museum is located on the banks of the pond pampulha. The building was designed by Oscar Niemeyer, world famous brazilian architect and, hosts some works and many mural projects from Paulo Werneck. Paulo Paulo Werneck was important for its colorful murals whose gave life and movement to the modernist constructions unison. It was also responsible for mosaic designs used... More 

1 Thank Toni w
Belo Horizonte, MG
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Reviewed 26 September 2014

As part of the architectural Oscar Niemeyer work for the Pampulha Lagoon it's' a beautiful building. But it's always empty. It's a great place for pictures and for being at peace with nature.

1 Thank MarcusPinto
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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680 reviews
272 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

This little museum was not design as such, but to be a casino. The building was design back in the 40s when the whole Pampulha complex was design by the most famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, then at the beginning of his career. The area around the MAP (Museu de Arte da Pampulha) is very agreeable, close to the lake... More 

1 Thank JuPereira

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