Museu De Arte Da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte
(3.6/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The building and a spectacular beauty, always have exhibitions, and the view of the lagoon and stunning, the visit and unmissable!
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  • the visit is worth more for the interesting architecture of the niemeyer and Capybaras eating the garden of that by itself. the round auditorium with acoustics interesting worth a look.
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  • Attended a course on a beautiful Saturday morning in the Pampulha Art Museum! Staff polite and very well prepared for the role.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Architectural primma art
  • Nice view but not so great art.