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Central Market

Arrive hungry at Belo Horizonte’s lively food market and fill up on a huge variety of local street-food specialties, such as feijoada or liver with jiló.

It’s worth skipping breakfast or lunch to make sure you come with an appetite to Belo Horizonte’s vast and bustling Central Market. Spanning an entire city block, the market is filled with vendors hawking fresh produce, flowers, handicrafts and traditional Brazilian cuisine. Follow the gorgeous smells that emanate from inside and you will quickly find your way here. Freshly roasted Brazilian coffee, churrasco sizzling on the grill and sugary brigadeiros are just a few of the enticing treats that await.

Consistently ranked as one the world’s best central markets for its variety, quality and accessibility, Belo Horizonte’s Central Market dates to 1929. Today, it has practically everything you could possibly want. Wander aisles dedicated to gifts ranging from kitschy souvenirs to hand-woven blankets. This is also a great place to pick up some of Minas Gerais’ signature pottery. 

Listen to the sounds of about 400 vendors plying their wares. Let your senses guide you or take a bilingual guided tour to learn about the local products, traditions and the market itself. Comprehensive maps are also available to ensure you don’t completely lose your way in the maze of stalls packed to the rafters.

Save room for a plate of liver with jiló. This local specialty consists of grilled strips of juicy liver served with onions and slightly bitter scarlet eggplant. Washing it down with a cold beer is a must. On Saturdays, join throngs of locals waiting in line for a steaming bowl of feijoada, a hearty Portuguese stew of beans, beef and pork that is a national favorite. 

Stock up on the ingredients necessary to create your own Portuguese dishes. In the spice aisles, pick up potent pirão so you can try making your own version of moqueca fish soup. Stop at one of the many liquor stalls for a bottle of sweet sugarcane cachaça, also known as Brazilian rum.

The Central Market is open every day. Come in the morning to ensure you have plenty of time to explore, as the hours pass very quickly in this huge and hectic place. 


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ibis budget Belo Horizonte Minascentro ¥3,024
ibis budget Belo Horizonte Minascentro

ibis budget Belo Horizonte Minascentro

Avenida Bias Fortes 783, Lourdes, Belo Horizonte, MG
     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Lourdes, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Minas Centro Convention Center, Central Market, and Raul Soares Square. DiamondMall and Liberty Square are also within 10 minutes. Central Station is 22 minutes by foot and Lagoinha Station is 23 minutes.

    ibis budget Belo Horizonte Afonso Pena ¥3,153
    ibis budget Belo Horizonte Afonso Pena

    ibis budget Belo Horizonte Afonso Pena

    Rua Rio Grande do Norte 784, Belo Horizonte, MG
       
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Savassi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Afonso Pena Avenue and Liberty Square. September Seven Square and Lagoinha Baptist Church are also within 3 mi (5 km). Santa Efigenia Station is 23 minutes by foot and Central Station is 26 minutes.

      San Diego Express Barro Preto ¥4,066
      San Diego Express Barro Preto

      San Diego Express Barro Preto

      Avenida Barbacena, 41, Barro Preto, Belo Horizonte, MG
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Barro Preto, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Academy of Military Police and Afonso Pena Avenue. Liberty Square and September Seven Square are also within 2 mi (3 km). Carlos Prates Station is only a 4-minute walk and Calafate Station is 24 minutes.

        Royal Golden Savassi Hotel ¥5,335
        Royal Golden Savassi Hotel

        Royal Golden Savassi Hotel

        Rua Rio Grande Do Norte 1 015, Belo Horizonte, MG
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Savassi, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Afonso Pena Avenue and Liberty Square. September Seven Square and Lagoinha Baptist Church are also within 3 mi (5 km). Santa Efigenia Station is 26 minutes by foot and Central Station is 28 minutes.

          Royal Boutique Savassi Hotel ¥8,871
          Royal Boutique Savassi Hotel

          Royal Boutique Savassi Hotel

          Rua Alagoas, 699 - Savassi, Belo Horizonte, MG
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Savassi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Afonso Pena Avenue, Liberty Square, and Savassi Square. September Seven Square and Lagoinha Baptist Church are also within 3 mi (5 km). Central Station is 26 minutes by foot and Santa Efigenia Station is 28 minutes.

            Ibis Belo Horizonte Savassi ¥4,398
            Ibis Belo Horizonte Savassi

            Ibis Belo Horizonte Savassi

            Av Contorno 6180, Savassi, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Savassi, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Savassi Square, Liberty Square, and Afonso Pena Avenue. September Seven Square is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.

              Royal Design Savassi ¥3,975
              Royal Design Savassi

              Royal Design Savassi

              Rua Bernardo Guimaraes, 1045, Funcionarios, Belo Horizonte, MG
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Boa Viagem, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Afonso Pena Avenue and Liberty Square. September Seven Square and Lagoinha Baptist Church are also within 3 mi (5 km). Central Station is 23 minutes by foot and Santa Efigenia Station is 24 minutes.

                Dayrell Hotel e Centro de Convenções ¥4,430
                Dayrell Hotel e Centro de Convenções

                Dayrell Hotel e Centro de Convenções

                Rua Espirito Santo, 901, Centro, Belo Horizonte, MG
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Centro, this hotel is steps from Sao Jose Church and Afonso Pena Avenue. Liberty Square and September Seven Square are also within 15 minutes. Central Station is 11 minutes by foot and Lagoinha Station is 19 minutes.