Why locals love it
On July 1st, 1980, the Pope John Paul II prayed for two million people at the Israel Pinheiro Square, popularly called “Praça do Papa” (Pope's Square) after the beloved Pontiff. Since then, this huge open air space became one of the citizens' favorite place to enjoy sunny days and breathtaking views.
Why you should visit it
The Pope himself said, "what a beautiful horizon!". And he was not exaggerating! From the highest point of the square, you can see an infinite Belo Horizonte, and if you look back, you’ll be amazed by the Curral mountain range in all its splendor. Besides, it is a place to relax, play, have picnics, exercise, throw boomerangs (yes, I did that) etc.
Take a few steps to the Prof. Otávio Magalhães St., also known as Peanut Street, and try to discover why turned off cars ride by themselves. Mistery!