Praca Sete de Setembro, Belo Horizonte

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One of the busiest squares in the city, Praca Sete de Setembro boasts an obelisk at its center, situated at the middle of very busy junction of two major avenues. Two major avenues (the Afonso Pena and Amazonas) intersect with two smaller streets at 90 and 45 degree angles, creating an active environment shared by traffic vehicles and pedestrians. The square got its name on the occasion of commemoration of the centenary of the Independence of Brazil on September 7, 1822. The obelisk, also known by locals as “lollipop”, is made of granite and its needle-thin height reaches 7 m (22 ft). Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Praca Sete de Setembro by using our Belo Horizonte trip itinerary maker .
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  • It is the center of Belo Horizonte, represents the zero landmark of the Cartesian plane in the north-south geometric tracing, east-west, when planning and construction of the city.
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  • A pleasant stroll through the centre of BH, nearby museums, you can take a lot of photos. The center seems to be very safe, I had no problems in the streets of proximity. It's worth a pass over there if you're in time.
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  • It isn’t a big square and it doesn’t have even a good green area, just a monument on the centre of the roundabout.
  • Marco Histórico da Capital Mineira. Ponto de encontro e referência obrigatória, quando se diz a respeito ao centro da cidade. Monument historique de la capitale Mineira. Point de rencontre et référence obligatoire, quand on parle du centre-ville. Historic Landmark of the Mineira Capital. Meeting point and mandatory reference, when it is said about the city center. Marco Histórico de la Capital Minera. Punto de encuentro y referencia obligatoria, cuando se dice respecto al centro de la ciudad.
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