Things to see and do - Belo Horizonte
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Belo Horizonte :
Unmissable tourist sites
Belo Horizonte Travel guide
Belo Horizonte : Michelin's recommendations
Considered by some as the city offering the best quality of life in the whole of Latin America, Belo Horizonte is a world away from the urban chaos that sometimes seems to sum up Rio or São Paulo. A few gems of Modernist architecture, designed by Niemeyer, provide an excellent foretaste of the state's Baroque cities. Most travellers only pass through, but if you decide to linger you might be pleasantly surprised by its cultural and culinary wealth. On another note, BH (pronounced "beyaga") is also famous for its nightlife… and its football club.
Tourist attractions Belo Horizonte : Things to see and do
Av. Otacílio-Negrão-de-Lima - Pampulha 3000 BR - Belo-Horizonte 31365 450
The astonishing curves of the Igreja São Francisco de Assis (1943) are to be found south of the Pampulha Lake. Apparently it was the sight of women lying on the beach that inspired its designer, Oscar Niemeyer, which presumably explains why the Churc..
Praça Rui-Barbosa BR - Belo-Horizonte 30160 000
Inaugurated in 2006, the Museu de Artes e Ofícios is the first of its kind in Brazil. It is housed in a section of the Estação Ferroviária (1924), Belo Horizonte's elegant train station, which is still in operation. The museum offers a fascinating gl..
Av. Augusto-de-Lima 744 BR - Belo-Horizonte 30190
The Mercado Central is housed in a building dating from 1929. Chickens, aquariums, parrots, basketwork, crafts, flowers, cheeses, cachaça, spices, meat, vegetables, medicinal plants etc. The bustling atmosphere is imbued with different fragrances. A ..
Hotels Belo Horizonte
Av Prof Magalhaes Penido 378 BR - BELO HORIZONTE MG 31 270 700
The hotel has 208 modern apartments measuring 205 ft. sq. (19m2), all equipped with air conditioning, bathtub, flat-screen TV, free WIFI, minibar and telephone. We are located close to Lagoa da Pampulha, in the Belo Horizonte zip-code area and next t..