5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerDec 25, 2019
A vibrant city with key historical landmarks and a great nightlife with bars, restaurants, music and cultural options. Beautiful and friendly people.
The city of Belo Horizonte is a sunny retreat in the mountains with great parks, art galleries, theaters and historical monuments.
Brazilian city Belo Horizonte is surrounded by large parks and mountains. It was founded in the 19th century with the mining industry at its core. Now, as one of the largest cities in Brazil, it is a center of fashion, art and business.
Enjoy a trip to the popular Praça de Estação (Station Square) in the downtown area. Look for the museum that is also a former train station. Browse exhibits about old professions including cobblers and metal workers.
Remaining in the city center, visit the first church to be constructed in Belo Horizonte: Igreja São José (San Jose Church). Admire its grandiose façade, Gothic-style spires and stained-glass windows. The church is a regular meeting place for travelers and locals.
Near the San Jose Church is the Museu Mineiro (Mining Museum). Learn about old tools and see old furniture and other artifacts from the 18th century. Peruse the mining-themed sculptures and other artwork on display.
Spend the evening at one of the principal art hubs in the city, the Palácio das Artas (Art Palace), which is both a theater and a gallery. Enjoy classical recitals and other music events in the spacious concert hall with great acoustics. The Savassi district is known for its excellent nightlife and many restaurants. Enjoy meats cooked over a wood stove and mineiro cheese from local dairies. Drink caipirinha cocktails or locally produced coffee while you listen to Brazilian rock or dance the samba.
Plan your visit to Belo Horizonte around an international festival: photography, short film and comics, among others. Attend a soccer match at the Mineirão Stadium, chosen as one of Brazil’s host arenas for the World Cup in 2014.
Belo Horizonte’s temperature remains fairly steady throughout the year with hot, wet weather from November through March and warm, dry winter months. You can reach the city by flying into the international airport, which is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Belo Horizonte. It’s also possible to travel there by bus from other major Brazilian cities.
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Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Serra do Cipo National Park, a popular green space in Jaboticatubas.
You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit Afonso Pena Avenue, a popular shopping spot in Belo Horizonte. Amble around the area's parks or experience its museums.
Look up at the famous Lollipop that rises from a large square platform at the heart of this central plaza.
You can browse the exhibits at Inhotim, a museum with a story of its own, during your travels to Brumadinho. Wander the forest and gardens while you're in the area.
Museums and stately landmarks surrounded this central square, which has gardens inspired by the designs of the Palace of Versailles.
Attend art exhibitions and live music events at this cultural complex designed by Oscar Niemeyer and located in a city center park.
You will be received by your driver or a representative at arrival who will take you directly to your hotel or destination. Avoid lines or paying extra money and use a nice vehicle with safe and comfort.
You will be received by your driver or a representative at arrival who will take you directly to your hotel or destination. At departure you will be waited in the lobby. Avoid lines or paying extra money and use a nice vehicle with safe and comfort.
Enjoy a safe and secure transfer from Belo Horizonte - CNF Tancredo Neves/Confins International Airport to your destination in Nova Serrana (MG) . Avoid the stress and expense of booking a taxi and save money with a private service.
Enjoy a safe and secure transfer from Belo Horizonte - CNF Tancredo Neves/Confins International Airport to your destination in Congonhas (BH) . Avoid the stress and expense of booking a taxi and save money with a private service.
Your driver or a representative will be at hotel or destination. Avoid lines or paying extra money and use a nice vehicle with safe and comfort. You will be transported by a professional that will take care of you until drop-off at airport.
Enjoy a safe and secure transfer from Belo Horizonte - CNF Tancredo Neves/Confins International Airport to your destination in Ouro Branco (MG) . Avoid the stress and expense of booking a taxi and save money with a private service.
EdwardMar 24, 2019
Nice city, friendly people.