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Raul Soares Square

Gaze up at the central fountain’s powerful jets and stroll along the curves of tree-laden paths in the city’s nucleus.

Raul Soares Square is an elegant plaza of French design in the heart of Belo Horizonte. Several patches of grassy gardens adorn the perfect circle of the plaza, which has an impressive fountain at its core. Take photos of the fountain and enjoy the serenity of the park in this central part of the city. 

Wander along the well-paved paths among the dog-walkers and joggers who frequent this charming spot. Listen to the soothing sound of splashing water beside the fountain and gaze up at the rising towers that enclose the park, serving as the sole reminders of the urbanity outside of this plaza. A maze of paths adorned with colorful floral arrangements stretches out from the central fountain.

Bring food and drinks for a picnic with your family and friends. The paths surrounding the grassy sections are made up of intriguing artistic designs and mosaics. Relax with a book in the shade of a tree and sip from the drinking fountains to stay refreshed. 

Stroll around the perimeter of the plaza or rent a bicycle to tour this part of the city. Explore the many cafés, bars and restaurants in the nearby streets. Browse the stores in the Shopping Cidade mall and the stalls of the adjacent Central Market of Belo Horizonte. 

Stay for a spectacular sunset. Be watchful of your belongings in the park at all times, particularly as evening descends. 

Raul Soares Square takes its name from the former governor of the Minas Gerais State, Raul Soares de Moura. This is the central pivot point of Belo Horizonte, around which the city grows. Ride a bus to one of the many stops on the main roads surrounding the circular plaza. Visit other nearby attractions, such as Igreja São José or St. Joseph Church, September Seven Square and the Popular Art Center.


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ibis budget Belo Horizonte Minascentro ¥3,440
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 Central Market, DiamondMall, and Liberty Square. Station Square and Museum of Natural Sciences are also within 6 mi (10 km). Central Station is 22 minutes by foot and Lagoinha Station is 23 minutes.

    ibis budget Belo Horizonte Afonso Pena ¥3,382
    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.

      Hotel Vivenzo ¥5,330
      Hotel Vivenzo

      Hotel Vivenzo

      Rua Antonio De Albuquerque 54, Belo Horizonte, MG
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Savassi, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chevrolet Hall, Liberty Square, and Afonso Pena Avenue. September Seven Square is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.

        Hotel Financial ¥4,679
        Hotel Financial

        Hotel Financial

        Avenida Afonso Pena 571, Centro, Belo Horizonte, MG
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Centro, this hotel is steps from Sete de Setembro Square, Afonso Pena Avenue, and September Seven Square. Liberty Square and Lagoinha Baptist Church are also within 2 mi (3 km). Central Station is 8 minutes by foot and Lagoinha Station is 20 minutes.

          Royal Center Hotel ¥4,676
          Royal Center Hotel

          Royal Center Hotel

          Rua Rio Grande do Sul, 856, Santo Agostinho, Belo Horizonte
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Santo Agostinho, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Raul Soares Square, Afonso Pena Avenue, and September Seven Square. Liberty Square and Lagoinha Baptist Church are also within 3 mi (5 km). Lagoinha Station is 18 minutes by foot and Carlos Prates Station is 19 minutes.

            Dayrell Hotel e Centro de Convenções ¥4,626
            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 24 minutes.

              San Diego Express Barro Preto ¥4,778
              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.

                Bristol Merit Hotel ¥4,650
                Bristol Merit Hotel

                Bristol Merit Hotel

                Rua dos Tamoios, 341, Centro, Belo Horizonte, MG
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Centro, this hotel is steps from Sao Jose Church, Sete de Setembro Square, and September Seven Square. Francisco Nunes Theater and Americo Renne Giannetti Municipal Park are also within 10 minutes. Central Station is 9 minutes by foot and Lagoinha Station is 20 minutes.