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WHAT TO DO IN BELO HORIZONTE (BH)

Now I'll list for you some nice places in BH, most of them touristic places or places where young people go!

Praça da Liberdade

Praça da Liberdade (Liberty Square) is a principal square in the city, very famous for its architecture and cultural circuit. Close to Praça Liberdade there are at least 10 cultural options, like museums, theaters and art galleries!

Mercado Central

It's a very famous market it the city, it exists since 1929 and there you can fin all kind of typical food, carftwork, cachaça. It's always crowded, but it's a good experience!

Mirante do Mangabeiras

This is one of the highest places in Belo Horizonte, here you can enjoy one of the most famous views of the city. Close to this place there is a ecologic park called Parque das Mangabeiras and also a famous square called Praça do Papa.

Pampulha

Pampulha is a very famous neighborhood in BH, there you can find the Pampulha Lake, a place where you can rest and go for a walk around, there's also a very famous church and the World Cup stadium Mineirão.

Savassi

It's also a very famous neighborhood, and it's specially famous for its night life, here is where you find young people, pubs, night clubs and street bars. During the whole year there are a lot of musical events, like concerts ans festivals.

Parque Municipal

It's a park with a lot of green area, there's a lake, some animals and entertainment for kids. It's a place where families usually go on Sundays, close to the park there's a local fair.

Shopping Centers, Cinema and Theatres

The best malls in town are: Pátio Savassi, Diamond Mall and BH Shopping, there are other ones, like Shopping Cidade and Del Rey and more. Most of the cinemas are located at the malls, but there are also some independent ones and the most famous is Cinema Belas Artes. There are also a lot of theatre here, some of them are Sesc Palladium, Cine Theatro Vallourec and Grande Teatro Palácio das Artes.

TRAVELING AROUND

Now that you already know something about Belo Horizonte, it's time to start traveling!

Parque Nacional da Serra do Cipó

Serra do Cipó is a nature reserve with a lot of waterfalls and camping areas and it's only 50min by car from Belo Horizonte!

Serra da Moeda

It's also a nature reserve park, this one located 1h hour by car from BH. It's good for paragliding!

Ouro Preto

Ouro Preto is a colonial hystorical city, its name means Black Gold and the city exists since 1711. It's very famous for the colonial architecture, churches, gold and precious stones. There are a lot of museums and cultural information. It's only 1h30min by car from BH.

Rio de Janeiro

The most famous city of Brazil is only 40min by plane from Belo Horizonte! If you decide to go to Rio, also take some time to visit cities like Buzios, Cabo Frio or Arraial do Cabo.

Vitória

Vitória is the capital of the state Espírito Santo, the city, just like Rio, is also famous for its beaches. The nice thing is that you can travel to Vitória by train, it takes 11h, but it's a great experience. If you want, you can also go by plane, it's 40min.

São Paulo

The biggest city of Brazil! São Paulo is only 40min by plane from Belo Horizonte.

Foz do Iguaçu

Foz do Iguaçu is in the South Region of Brazil, it's on the border with Argentina. The city is the main base for visiting famed Iguaçu Falls, one of the world's largest waterfalls