Museu De Arte Da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte

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#12 of 45 in Museums in Belo Horizonte
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Built by renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer - and therefore worthy of a visit for its architecture alone - and part of his Pampulha Architectural Complex, Museu De Arte Da Pampulha was once the hub of 1940s Belo Horizonte nightlife in its previous incarnation as a casino. However, in the aftermath of the outlawing of gambling in Brazil, the Cassino da Pampulha became Museu De Arte Da Pampulha, a multipurpose contemporary art museum that boasts a collection of approximately 1,600 works. Although the highlight of the collection is perhaps the work of Alberto da Veiga Guignard, you’ll also find pieces by numerous other prominent modern artists. Be sure to complement your artistic exploration with a stroll through the museum’s gardens or a stop off in the library. Make Museu De Arte Da Pampulha a centerpiece of your Belo Horizonte vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Belo Horizonte vacation generator.
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  • Interesting Museum to get to know. Worth the walk by the Lake. When I went there were a few exhibitions, but no longer a visit interesting.
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  • Inside the Pampulha architectural ensemble is this museum that almost always features must-see attractions but it is in itself an attraction. The materials used in your construction came from Europe in your most. The marbles, the steel and the stage with glass floor, are a permanent attraction of this work of Niemeyer. The acoustics are awesome. Enjoy the view!
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  • The Pampulha Art Museum, the work of world-renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer and an integral part of the architectural ensemble of the Pampulha, is a must-see attraction in BH.
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  • Magestic building thanks to genius Oscar Niemeyer, although the exhibit wasn't that interesting and it is quite small. Hard to get there if you are not driving there. They could do something more interesting with the cafeteria, since it was empty and I was really looking for a soda...
  • There's not much to see here. It has two floors and they mostly have street art from independent artists. The building itself looks really nice and has a great view to the Pampulha lake.
  • Very modern place, breath taking architecture and landscaping. You will find a variety of modern pieces and contemporary art inside the museum.
  • The modern museum is part of Pampulha's architectural complex and one more exemple of Oscar Niemeyer 'avant garde' work. Its gardens by the lagoon and the view deserve pictures. Look for informations about the project Domingo no Museu (Sunday at the Museum) and you'll have your best sunday morning in BH. The first sunday of each month the museum has a concert at the big saloon, always with eclectical artists that play the true brazilian music.
  • small but cool

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Where to stay in Belo Horizonte

Most of the city's accommodations lie within the inner ring road, in close proximity to the best attractions in Belo Horizonte. For convenience, look to stay in the vicinity of Praça Raul Soares, the city's central park and rotary. You can also find a range of high-rise hotels a bit farther south, in the neighborhoods of Boa Viagem and Savassi, close to Praça Diogo de Vasconcelos. About 10 km (6.2 mi) north of the city center, the 1940s neighborhood of Pampulha stands out as one of the most interesting places to visit in Belo Horizonte, and offers a decent selection of lodgings near the airport.
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