Presepio Do Piripipau, Belo Horizonte

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A large and painstakingly intricate diorama, Presepio Do Piripipau tells the story of Jesus, from birth to resurrection, in 45 scenes, containing 586 synchronized, moving figures, laid out like a panoramic view of a city. Maintained by the Natural History Museum of the Federal University of Minas Gerais since the death of its creator, Raimundo Machado, the diorama is a unique and beautiful celebration of the nativity story. Plan your Presepio Do Piripipau visit and explore what else you can see and do in Belo Horizonte using our Belo Horizonte sightseeing planning website .
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  • The crib was reopened and it worked wonderfully. It is a work of intelligence and effort of a simple Carpenter ... Maintained by UFMG.
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  • I visited the Nativity several times as a child and now I had the opportunity to take my little girls. The Nativity scene is a charm, a beautiful work. The girls loved it (were scared by the Thunder at the end). It's a classic of BH, now restored and installed in a super nice Park.
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  • I've heard of the crib and I was keen to visit him. What a wonderful job! Worth every minute spent there. And of course the surrounding landscape.
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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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