Presepio Do Piripipau, Belo Horizonte

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#15 of 33 in Sightseeing in 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 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 love this place and now even more with this spectacular work. Is very worthwhile. Story of a simple person who left something valuable. The Museum staff is great.
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  • Very interesting the history of construction of this city's heritage, the Pipiripau Nativity crèche built by artisan Raimundo Machado Azeredo. Began to build it with 12 years and only ended in 1988, 82 years after your home with your death. Until today impresses contraption that makes it work. They are beautiful your tickets, a simplicity and delicacy that thrill. Not to be missed! Enjoy with time the space that houses the Museum of Natural history.
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  • For those who enjoy Christmas and their stories, the Nativity of Jesus to every story and redo your Manger. Many details are seen on it too.
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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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