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Belo Horizonte

Country
Brazil
State
Amazonas - Brazil
City
Belo Horizonte
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By bus
BH is a major national hub for bus travel. The bus terminal rodoviária is at downtown at the northern end of Av. Afonso Pena (avenue). Approximate travel times from other capitals:

By plane
BH is served by two airports:
Confins (Aeroporto Internacional Tancredo Neves - CNF) - Rodovia MG 010 S/N, 40 km - Confins/MG.  Confins connects the city with direct flights to the USA, the Caribbean and Europe and to most major cities in Brazil through domestic flights. It's located about 40 km from the city downtown. It's connected to the downtown area by Conexão Aeroporto express buses and taxis. There is also an express bus to Pampulha and the rodoviária
Pampulha (Aeroporto Carlos Drummond de Andrade - PLU). For some domestic flights, especially within the state of Minas Gerais. 9 km from downtown.

Key places to visit
Pampulha, Mangabeiras Park, Praça da Liberdade, # Museum of Arts and Crafts, Alta Vila Tower


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Places to Visit
  • Pampulha - This 1940's neighborhood has some of the highlights of Brazil modern architecture, including the São Francisco de Assis Church. The building is not shocking by itself, until you realize it was meant to be a church. Not surprisingly, the Catholic Church refused to consecrate it for more than one decade. Next to the church, there's the Parque Guanabara, an amusement park that is small, but worth visiting. In Pampulha lies the world-famous Iate Tenis Clube, founded along with the Pampulha Architectural Complex designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Invitations to the club can be bought at the place (they are free if you know someone affiliated to the club).
  • Mangabeiras Park - This is an amazing place for nature lovers, a place where the Cerrado mixes with the Atlantic Forest, this is a great visit for children and family.
  • Praça da Liberdade - A beautiful palm tree-lined square, sidelined by interesting buildings from the 19th century, including the seat of the State Government, and a curvaceous (yes, you can use this word to describe an Oscar Niemeyer building) edifice from the 60s.
  • Museum of Arts and Crafts - Praça Rui Barbosa, Centro. Tue, Thu, Fri noon to 7pm. Wed, noon to 9pm. Sat, Sun, 11am to 5 pm. Groups: daily, from 9am-noon. The Museu de Artes e Ofícios is installed in the 19th Century buildings of the former Central Train Station. Its collection shows the richness of Brazilian popular work and professions before the country's industrialization. Admission: R$ 4. Saturday - free.
  • Alta Vila Tower - Located in the district of Nova Lima, (Belo Horizonte city Metro area), this tower offers a spectacular view of Belo Horizonte and its surrounding mountains. On the main floor is the Hard Rock Cafe - Belo Horizonte.
Right Time to Visit

January - March
October - December

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