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Pope's Square

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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.

Special tip

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!

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great vibe and view
April 1, 2019
Best place to see Belo Horizonte from above and understand why the city is named like this! :)
May 23, 2018
Beautiful view. A great spot also for picnics.
February 6, 2018
Awesome view of the city and a festivals during winter.
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November 17, 2017

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