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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 ..
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Rua Guajajaras 885 BR - BELO HORIZONTE MG 30180100
The Mercure BH Minascentro hotel is in an excellent location, just 109 yards (100 m) from Minascentro and within easy reach of Expominas and the main convention centers. The hotel is also just 219 yards (200 m) from the central market, one of the mos..