Presepio Do Piripipau, Belo Horizonte

4.7
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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  • I've seem the Presepio do Peripipau a long time ago, but still have the impact of such amazing art. It's possible to spend the entire day looking at the details and its wonderful expression...  more »
  • All made of wood, it shows several parts of Jesus life. Several small figures that move one part or the other, completely hand made for a lonely man who had no help of the government or no funding at....  more »

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