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Governador Valadares

Minas Geraes
Governador Valadares
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About Location


Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Bus

The city is served by the railroad Vitória-Minas, of the CVRD and by the highway Rio-Bahia (BR 116). It is also connected with the capital of the state by the BR 381.

By Car

The city is on the Belo Horizonte–Vitória railway and on the Rio de Janeiro–Salvador highway. Distances from major centers:

  • Belo Horizonte – 311 km
  • Rio de Janeiro - 580 km
  • São Paulo - 891 km
  • Brasília - 1,045 km
  • Vitória – 420 km

By Air

The local airport is a category 3 airport, with a paved runway 1,400 meters long. There are regular flights to Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Seguro, Salvador, and Vitória.

Key places to visit
Atiaia Theater , City Museum, Mt. Ibituruna, Ilha dos Araújos, São Raimundo Bridge, Sugar cane warehouse


Places to Visit
  • Atiaia Theater (Teatro Atiaia). A variety of cultural events are presented here, including plays, concerts, and seminars.
  • City Museum (Museu da Cidade). Over 1200 pieces relating the the history of the area.
  • Mt. Ibituruna - This 4,034-foot mountain overlooks the city.
  • Ilha dos Araújos. This 4.5 km scenic residential neighborhood along the river is heavily wooded and makes a pleasant place for a stroll or a bike ride.
  • São Raimundo Bridge (Ponte do São Raimundo). The first bridge constructed in town offers fine views of a stretch of the Rio Doce with the city in the background.
  • Sugar cane warehouse. A historic building once used for the processing of sugar cane is now being transformed into a cultural center.
Right Time to Visit

January - March
October - December