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The biggest lollipop
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September 7th Square (Praça 7)

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Why locals love it

Commonly called "Praça 7" (7 Square), the September 7th Square is one the busiests places in Belo Horizonte, located at the intersection of the Afonso Pena and Amazonas avenues, marked by the famous obelisk affectionately called "lollipop" (Pirulito, in portuguese) by the citizens.

Why you should visit it

The square, named in commemoration of the Centennial of the Independence of Brazil, marks the zero point of Belo Horizonte hypercenter. Nice buildings surround the area, specially the Cine Brasil, an art déco construction founded in 1932.

Special tip

Have a coffee in a very brazilian way. Ask for a "cafezinho" and "pão de queijo" (cheese bread) at the Café Nice, situated at Afonso Pena Ave. 727,

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real deal bh experience. its crowded with all kinds and surrounded by beautiful architecture and a great city getaway, the parque municipal
February 6, 2018

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