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September Seven Square
Vacation Travel Guide

September Seven Square showing street scenes, central business district and a city

Look up at the famous Lollipop that rises from a large square platform at the heart of this central plaza.

The imposing obelisk at the core of September Seven Square is one of Belo Horizonte’s most iconic sights. Numerous skyscrapers overlook the plaza, which stands on a busy spot in the city’s downtown district. Meet friends at this popular gathering point, before exploring the area’s main attractions.

Snap photographs of the famous granite obelisk, known affectionately by locals as the Lollipop in reference to its distinctive shape. The monument, which is 23 feet (7 meters) tall, was donated to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Brazilian Day of Independence. The square takes its name from the date of the nation’s independence in 1822.

Approach the obelisk for a closer look and inspect its four inscriptions that reference the fight for freedom. Around the monument is a red circle that marks the street. Admire the architecture of the intriguing structures surrounding the square, such as the wonderful art deco Cine Theatro Brasil building from the 1930s. Other highlights include the Banco da Lavoura structure and the Banco Mineiro da Produção edifice.

Relax with a snack or hot drink at one of the cafés with a view of the square. Try the traditional local cheese bread and get a typical small dark coffee. Watch people go by in this lively hub at the intersection of busy streets. Note that the plaza was previously known as October Twelve Square, in reference to the supposed date Columbus first arrived in the Americas in 1492.

September Seven Square is right in the center of Belo Horizonte. Walk west from the Central Station for about 10 minutes to get here or ride a bus to one of the nearby stops. Make sure to see some of the other sights in the area, such as the São José Church, the Santa Tereza Viaduct and the Teatro Francisco Nunes.

Top Hotels Close to September Seven Square

Samba Belo Horizonte
Samba Belo Horizonte
3 out of 5
avenida afonso pena 772, Belo Horizonte
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $25 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Located in Belo Horizonte Centro, this hotel is steps from Sete de Setembro Square, Afonso Pena Avenue, and September Seven Square. Academy of Military Police ...
4.2/5Excellent! (122 reviews)
"I loved the location....right in front of the weekly street fair on Sundays! The room was a little small, but the bed was very comfortable! The room could use a few more outlets to plug in a computer. Breakfast was spartan, but served by a friendly staff."

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Samba Belo Horizonte
Quality Belo Horizonte Lourdes
Quality Belo Horizonte Lourdes
3 out of 5
Rua Bernardo Guimaraes 2032, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is $45 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Located in Lourdes, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of DiamondMall and Afonso Pena Avenue. September Seven Square and Academy of Military Police are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (411 reviews)
"Neat place. Great staff. Room was impeccable was cleaned and sanitized daily."

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Quality Belo Horizonte Lourdes
Normandy Hotel
Normandy Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rua dos Tamoios, 212, Centro, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is $30 per night from May 17 to May 18
Located in Belo Horizonte Centro, this hotel is steps from Sao Jose Church, Afonso Pena Avenue, and September Seven Square. Lagoinha Baptist Church and Academy ...
4.1/5Very Good! (240 reviews)
"The hotel was close to the beaches and restaurants. I love the staff as they were always helpful. I was going with a friend and they were called into work so was not able to come. They had the two beds I needed but once I got there and told them what happened they changed the room to one bed to make ..."

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2020

Normandy Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near September Seven Square

Samba Belo Horizonte
Samba Belo Horizonte
3 out of 5
avenida afonso pena 772, Belo Horizonte
The price is $25 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Samba Belo Horizonte
Quality Belo Horizonte Lourdes
Quality Belo Horizonte Lourdes
3 out of 5
Rua Bernardo Guimaraes 2032, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is $45 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Quality Belo Horizonte Lourdes
Normandy Hotel
Normandy Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rua dos Tamoios, 212, Centro, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is $30 per night from May 17 to May 18
Normandy Hotel
Bristol Merit Hotel
Bristol Merit Hotel
3 out of 5
Rua dos Tamoios, 341, Centro, Belo Horizonte
Bristol Merit Hotel
Hotel Brasil Palace
Hotel Brasil Palace
2.5 out of 5
Rua dos Carijós, 269 A - Centro, Belo Horizonte, MG
Hotel Brasil Palace
Hotel Financial
Hotel Financial
3 out of 5
Avenida Afonso Pena 571, Centro, Belo Horizonte
Hotel Financial
ibis budget Belo Horizonte Minascentro
ibis budget Belo Horizonte Minascentro
2.5 out of 5
Avenida Bias Fortes 783, Lourdes, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is $23 per night from Apr 30 to May 1
ibis budget Belo Horizonte Minascentro
Hotel Turista
Hotel Turista
3 out of 5
Rua Rio de Janeiro, 423 - Centro, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is $18 per night from May 1 to May 2
Hotel Turista
Sul America Palace Hotel
Sul America Palace Hotel
3 out of 5
Av. Amazonas, 50, Centro, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is $18 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Sul America Palace Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.