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Museu de História Natural e Jardim Botânico

Museu de História Natural e Jardim Botânico Review

Although it has an area of nearly 150 acres with Brazilian fauna, flora, archaeology, and mineralogy, the museum's main attraction is the Presépio do Pipiripau (Pipiripau Crèche). This ingenious work of art narrates Christ's life in 45 scenes, with 580 moving figures. It was built by Raimundo Machado de Azevedo, who began assembling it in 1906 and finished in 1984.

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  • Address: Rua Gustavo da Silveira 1035, Santa Inês, Belo Horizonte, 31080–010 | Map It
  • Phone: 031/3409–7600; 031/3482–9723
  • Cost: R$4
  • Hours: Tues.–Fri. 8–noon and 1–4, weekends 10–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Belo Horizonte
Updated: 06-24-2013

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