Presepio Do Piripipau, Belo Horizonte

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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 visit to Presepio Do Piripipau and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Belo Horizonte vacation planner.
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  • I've seem the Presepio do Peripipau a long time ago, but still have the impact of such amazing art. It's possible to spend the entire day looking at the details and its wonderful expression! Hopefully...  more »
  • All made of wood, it shows several parts of Jesus life. Several small figures that move one part or the other, completely hand made for a lonely man who had no help of the government or no funding at ...  more »
  • Presepio is a representation of the events linked to Christmas. This Presepio was build to also show many representations of common brazilian people, their life and habits. It is huge and occupies a l...  more »