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Casa Do Baile, Belo Horizonte

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Part of the "Pampulha Architectural Complex" that brought architect Oscar Niemeyer international acclaim and popularity in the 1940s, Casa Do Baile was designed as a small restaurant/dance hall, built on its own artificial island. It includes a circular block from which a free-form marquee unravels, following the contour of the island. After the building’s completion, this free-form design became wildly popular in Brazilian architecture, adding to Niemeyer’s already enviable global reputation. The site is close to the Pampulha Art Museum and is a must-see for all lovers of modern architecture. Don’t leave before walking down to the nearby lagoon, where you can take photographs of this key cultural area and its important landmark. Make Casa Do Baile part of your personalized Belo Horizonte itinerary using our Belo Horizonte trip generator.
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  • When we visited we didn't see even guides people to explain what would be home. We were guided by our friend who is resident in the city. A very beautiful space that could be better used, perhaps with exhibitions etc.
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  • Another masterpiece of the design of the great Niemeyer. The harmony of curved shapes and spaces wisely integrated to the environment of the Lake make the House do dancing an unmissable attraction. It can be easily reached from BH Centre by buses and the access is free.
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  • Without doubt one of the most beautiful places of the city, cozy, carries you to a different time and all times surprise you with beauty
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  • Great tourist/local spot..offers beautiful architecture along great views of the city..and depending on the season is a place to showcase different exhibits..
  • A different and amazing construction!
  • Pequena e aconchegante!
  • Ponto turístico de Bh
  • Niemeyer, meu caro!