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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  • October 6, 2017
    The Nativity scene is a classic! I was the first time when I was a kid with my parents, then returned the famous school tours and again, adult visitors and my nephews. Great detail, dedication and super cool running, especially after a while stopped. Hint: he is inside the Botanical Garden, so it's a ride that adds a lot of other things. Take the kids to see the Museum, fish kills, etc. Take a morning or an afternoon for this tour.
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  • September 14, 2017
    I found it very nice crib, even not being able to see it in operation. I just thought inconsistent information of where he is with his times in operation as well as the instructions in the how to get on it. nothing hard to lose by ...
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  • July 30, 2017
    The Pipiripau Nativity crèche is a truly unmissable attraction in Belo Horizonte. Also part of my story, since little was visiting him, especially on the occasion of Christmas. Completely refurbished it keeps wowing all who visit it.
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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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