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September Seven Square

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.


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ibis budget Belo Horizonte Afonso Pena
ibis budget Belo Horizonte Afonso Pena

ibis budget Belo Horizonte Afonso Pena

Rua Rio Grande do Norte 784, Belo Horizonte, MG
     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Savassi, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Toys, Afonso Pena Avenue, and September Seven Square. Lagoinha Baptist Church is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away. Santa Efigenia Station is 23 minutes by foot and Central Station is 26 minutes.

    ibis budget Belo Horizonte Minascentro
    ibis budget Belo Horizonte Minascentro

    ibis budget Belo Horizonte Minascentro

    Avenida Bias Fortes 783, Lourdes, Belo Horizonte, MG
       
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Lourdes, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Minas Centro Convention Center, Central Market, and Raul Soares Square. DiamondMall and Liberty Square are also within 10 minutes. Central Station is 22 minutes by foot and Lagoinha Station is 23 minutes.

      OYO Amazonas Palace Hotel Belo Horizonte $15
      OYO Amazonas Palace Hotel Belo Horizonte

      OYO Amazonas Palace Hotel Belo Horizonte

      Avenida Amazonas, 120, Centro, Belo Horizonte, MG
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Centro, this hotel is steps from Federal University of Minas Gerais Cultural Center and Afonso Pena Avenue. September Seven Square and Lagoinha Baptist Church are also within 2 mi (3 km). Central Station is only a 4-minute walk and Lagoinha Station is 18 minutes.

        Hilton Garden Inn Belo Horizonte $53
        Hilton Garden Inn Belo Horizonte

        Hilton Garden Inn Belo Horizonte

        Avenida Prudente de Moraes, 520, Cidade Jardim, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Santo Antonio, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Abilio Barreto Historical Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Afonso Pena Avenue and September Seven Square. Madre Teresa Hospital and Bradesco Theater are also within 1 mi (2 km).

          Normandy Hotel $36
          Normandy Hotel

          Normandy Hotel

          Rua dos Tamoios, 212, Centro, Belo Horizonte, MG
             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Centro, this hotel is steps from Sao Jose Church, Afonso Pena Avenue, and September Seven Square. Lagoinha Baptist Church is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) away. Central Station is 9 minutes by foot and Lagoinha Station is 20 minutes.

            OYO Hotel Esplanada $10
            OYO Hotel Esplanada

            OYO Hotel Esplanada

            Av. Santos Dumont, 304 - Centro, Belo Horizonte, MG
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Centro, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Federal University of Minas Gerais Cultural Center and Afonso Pena Avenue. September Seven Square and Lagoinha Baptist Church are also within 2 mi (3 km). Central Station is only a 3-minute walk and Lagoinha Station is 15 minutes.

              Samba Belo Horizonte $24
              Samba Belo Horizonte

              Samba Belo Horizonte

              avenida afonso pena 772, Belo Horizonte
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Centro, this hotel is steps from Sete de Setembro Square, Afonso Pena Avenue, and September Seven Square. Lagoinha Baptist Church is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away. Central Station is 9 minutes by foot and Lagoinha Station is 14 minutes.

                Ibis Belo Horizonte Liberdade
                Ibis Belo Horizonte Liberdade

                Ibis Belo Horizonte Liberdade

                Avenida Joao Pinheiro 602, Lourdes, Belo Horizonte
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Lourdes, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Liberty Square and Afonso Pena Avenue. September Seven Square and Lagoinha Baptist Church are also within 3 mi (5 km). Central Station is 20 minutes by foot.