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Casa do Baile
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Casa do Baile featuring general coastal views, a pond and a park

An iconic example of celebrated Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer’s work, this arts center is part of Belo Horizonte’s spectacular Pampulha Modern Ensemble.

To gain a better appreciation for the life and work of renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, visit the marvelous Casa do Baile. Be prepared to be stunned by one of the greatest architectural highlights of Bela Horizonte, located within the Pampulha Modern Ensemble. This complex was designed by Niemeyer to be the centerpiece of a visionary garden city and is today a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Casa do Baile was built in 1943. Its name translates to “Dance House,” as a dance hall once stood in the same spot. Notice how its position at the edge of Lagoa da Pampulha, a manmade lake, is complemented by the building’s curved, flowing form that mimics the movement of the water.

Sit in the modern, airy Café do Baile to be treated to perfect views out over the serene lagoon, which lies at the heart of the entire architectural complex. Leafy parks and a popular jogging path surround the water. Stay until after nightfall and listen to one of the bands that regularly play on the patio under the stars.

Move away from the building’s mesmerizing exterior and discover one of the rotating art exhibitions held inside the building. Come on a Tuesday evening, when the weekly Circuito Pampulha Noturno sees multiple venues in the neighborhood come alive with cultural events. As well as Casa do Baile, venues include Casa Kubitschek, the Yacht Tennis Club, the Brazilian Football Museum and CAT Veveco and the Dino Barbieri and Dalva Simão squares. Past Tuesday night events have featured acoustic concerts, samba workshops, gourmet tastings and performances of Brazilian “seresta” music, a romantic genre that is closely tied to the “modinha” style.

As with many cultural attractions, Casa do Baile is open every day except Monday. See it at its best toward the end of the day, when the setting sun hovers over the edge of the lagoon and casts beautiful shadows through the winding portico.

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Top Hotels Close to Casa do Baile

Nobile Inn Pampulha
Nobile Inn Pampulha
3.5 out of 5
Av Professor Magalhaes Penido 378, Belo Horizonte
The price is $29 per night from May 7 to May 8
Located in Pampulha, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Lagoa Pampulha and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Mineirao Stadium. Federal University of Minas Gerais and Mineirinho ...
4.2/5Very Good! (382 reviews)
"Satisfied"

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

Nobile Inn Pampulha
Stop Inn Plus Pampulha
Stop Inn Plus Pampulha
4 out of 5
Avenida das Palmeiras, 743, Sao Luiz, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is $25 per night from May 1 to May 2
Located in São José, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lagoa Pampulha and Mineirao Stadium. Mineirinho Stadium and Brazilian Football Museum are also ...
4/5Very Good! (380 reviews)
"Great location if you're heading to a soccer game."

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Stop Inn Plus Pampulha
Quality Hotel Pampulha
Quality Hotel Pampulha
3 out of 5
Av. Presidente Antonio Carlos, 7456, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is $42 per night from May 1 to May 2
Located in Pampulha, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Lagoa Pampulha and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Mineirao Stadium. Casa do Baile and Mineirinho Stadium are also ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (257 reviews)
"Bem equipado para receber hospedes em termos de pandemia."

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Quality Hotel Pampulha
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Nobile Inn Pampulha
Nobile Inn Pampulha
3.5 out of 5
Av Professor Magalhaes Penido 378, Belo Horizonte
The price is $29 per night from May 7 to May 8
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Stop Inn Plus Pampulha
Stop Inn Plus Pampulha
4 out of 5
Avenida das Palmeiras, 743, Sao Luiz, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is $25 per night from May 1 to May 2
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Quality Hotel Pampulha
Quality Hotel Pampulha
3 out of 5
Av. Presidente Antonio Carlos, 7456, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is $42 per night from May 1 to May 2
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San Diego Suítes Pampulha
San Diego Suítes Pampulha
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Otacílio Negrão de Lima, 1624, Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is $29 per night from May 16 to May 17
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Pousada Sossego da Pampulha
Pousada Sossego da Pampulha
2.5 out of 5
Av. Cel. José Dias Bicalho, 1258, São Luiz, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is $27 per night from Apr 17 to Apr 18
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CHA Pampulha Design Hotel
CHA Pampulha Design Hotel
3 out of 5
Av. Octacilio Negrão de Lima, 16410, Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, MG
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Hotel Minas Pampulha
Hotel Minas Pampulha
3 out of 5
Avenida Coronel José Dias Bicalho, 1164, Belo Horizonte, MG
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H2UP- Universidade Pampulha Hostel
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2 out of 5
R. Roquete Mendonça, 677, Belo Horizonte, MG
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Allia Gran Pampulha Suites
Allia Gran Pampulha Suites
3.5 out of 5
Rua Intendente Camara, 540, Liberdade, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is $27 per night from Apr 30 to May 1
Allia Gran Pampulha Suites
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