Search over 1 million properties worldwide and 550 airlines worldwide.
Search over 1 million flights, hotels, packages, and more
No Expedia cancellation fee to change or cancel almost any hotel reservation
Liberty Square (Praça da Liberdade) is the vibrant heart of Belo Horizonte. It’s also the nucleus of the Circuito Cultural Praça da Liberdade, a tourist circuit that includes 12 museums and cultural centers. Use the circuit to delve into the city’s history via state-of-the-art exhibits, discover its mining heritage and attend art, film and theater events. Marvel at the architecturally impressive buildings that surround Liberty Square and stroll along wooded pathways.
This vast plaza is a major city crossroads and you’ll see everyone from local families to business people and tourists walking its cobblestone paths. Pause to appreciate the perfectly groomed gardens, admire the ornamental fountain, gaze up at tall palms and study statues. Watch the action unfold from a bench and purchase drinks and snacks from the food carts. Music groups often meet to rehearse at the bandstand.
You’ll need more than a day to visit all of the square’s attractions so plan your visit accordingly. On the west side, the Memorial Mina Gerais Vale takes you on a journey through four centuries of statewide history. The adjacent Museum of Mines and Metal looks into the importance of mining to Minas Gerais. Browse thousands of tomes at the Luiz de Bessa State Public Library.
Walk past the gates of the mighty Pálacio da Liberdade to the square’s east side. See the Niemeyer Building, a contemporary skyscraper notable for its modern, curvaceous design. It stands in contrast to the Bank of Brazil Cultural Center, which is a venue for art and performing arts exhibitions set inside a neoclassical palace. More exhibitions take place at the House of Cultural Heritage of Minas Gerais.
The square sits at the meeting point of three important city avenues: Bias Fortes, Brasil and Cristóvão Colombo. It’s about a 15-minute walk from Américo Renné Giannetti Municipal Park. Public buses stop on nearby streets. The nearest metro stop is Central Station, which is 1.2 miles (2 kilometers to the north).
Opening hours of the attractions on Liberty Square vary. Ask at the square’s tourist information center for more details or visit the official website of the Circuito Cultural Praça da Liberdade.
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.
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.
Located in Santo Antonio, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Abilio Barreto Historical Museum, Liberty Square, and Afonso Pena Avenue. September Seven Square is 1.9 mi (3 km) away.
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.
Located in Savassi, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chevrolet Hall, Liberty Square, and Afonso Pena Avenue. September Seven Square is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away.
Located in Lourdes, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Biblioteca Publica Estadual Luiz de Bessa and Liberty Square. Afonso Pena Avenue and September Seven Square are also within 1 mi (2 km). Central Station is 29 minutes by foot.
Located in Savassi, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Afonso Pena Avenue and Liberty Square. Palace of Arts and September Seven Square are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Lourdes, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bradesco Theater and Savassi Square. Liberty Square and Minas Centro Convention Center are also within 1 mi (2 km).