Surrounded by mountains, Belo Horizonte brings the perfect balance of a bustling metropolis with beautiful views. Brazil’s sixth-largest city stretches across a number of hills, which means you’re in for amazing views and plenty of challenging hikes! The “Garden City” is also filled with culture, and when you book one of our Belo Horizonte hotels and you’ll be a stone’s throw away from museums, gardens, and delicious Brazilian food and drink.
Things to Do in Belo Horizonte
Drop your bags at your Belo Horizonte accommodation and get ready to explore!
Don’t miss the UFMG Natural History Museum and Botanic Gardens. With 600,000 square metres of green area, this museum is home to prehistoric artefacts and a beautiful garden made up of orchids and bromeliads. The Natural History Museum is also home to the Nativity of Pipiripau, telling of the life and death of Jesus through moving scenes of hundreds of figures. If being out in the open is your thing, then make sure you visit the Instituto de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim. This open-air art museum is arguably the largest in the world, with over 3,000 acres of outdoor galleries!
Football fanatic? Whether you’re an active player or simply root for your favourite team throughout the World Cup, kick it at the Mineirão & Museu Brasileiro de Futebol, Belo Horizonte’s legendary 65,000-seat stadium and home of the 2014 World Cup. The museum includes exhibits covering the construction of the stadium, famous games and players and the overall history of football.
When you’ve had your fill of museums and need a drink, Belo Horizonte is known as the “bar capital of Brazil”, making it easy to find a watering hole close at hand to the hotels in Belo Horizonte.
Getting to & Around Belo Horizonte
Touch down at Tancredo Neves/Confins International Airport (CNF) and then hop into one of Wotif’s awesome car hire options to reach your Belo Horizonte hotel. Want to travel like a native? Take a bus from Terminal Rodoviário Governador Israel Pinheiro into town where you can rest up before setting off to explore!
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