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337: Praça da Liberdade Christmas decorations
It has been a long tradition that the municipality of Belo Horizonte provides exuberant Christmas decorations on the most famous square in the city: Praça da Liberdade, the Freedom Square. There are several buildings around the square that used to belong to the Minas state government. You can still notice the names of some federal secretariats on the façades. These secretariats have since disappeared, their spaces are now occupied by a number of museums with interesting local and national collections. One side of the square is occupied by the governor’s palace. The double row of palm trees are decorated with lighting and Christmas decorations, each year with a different design and theme. Other trees on the square also receive their Christmas lights. The open spaces on the square are filled by large Christmas figures. It is good to imagine that in the weeks before Christmas the square is difficult to reach by car. Many families with small children come here to marvel at the colorful lighting and decorations.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2011, 2017