Betim Vacations

Betim is a popular destination for visitors to Belo Horizonte, Brazil, a city of 2,400,000 people. This popular area lies 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the south of Tancredo Neves International Airport, and only 17 miles (27 kilometers) from the city centre.

Many of Belo Horizonte’s attractions are within easy reach of Betim, making it a great place to base yourself while you are in town. The Dr. Paulo Pinheiro Chagas Square and the Inhotim Cultural Institute are amongst the many popular places to discover here. Two other great attractions that are located nearby Betim are the Expo Minas Convention Center and the Fundacao Zoo Botanica.

Those interested in exhibits and shows will find plenty of unique cultural highlights in and around Betim. In particular, you should make sure you check out Mining Museum, the Palace of Arts and the Museum of Toys. To catch home-grown and touring acts, spend an evening at SESC Palladium and the Francisco Nunes Theater, one of the region’s most popular concert venues. There are plenty of interesting art galleries to visit including the Cemig Centre of Popular Art and the Pampulha Art Museum.

If you are looking for family fun, make a bee-line for the children’s attractions. If you have an interest in the animal kingdom put the Aquarium of the City on your itinerary.

When it’s time to take a break from the noisy streets of Belo Horizonte, visit the nearby green spaces. Leave the busy streets behind and spend some quality time outdoors in local parks and gardens such as Guanabara Park and the Pampulha Ecological Park. Stretch your legs at the Americo Renne Giannetti Municipal Park. See if you can spot some of the area’s special birdlife with a drive to a nearby lake like the Nado Lake Park.

Belo Horizonte offers a range of unique sights including Station Square, Liberty Square and the Raul Soares Square. For a relaxing change of pace, spend a little time at the area’s most sacred sites, such as the Sao Jose Church and the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Treat yourself to a new outfit, grab a bite to eat or just window shop at popular shopping destinations such as the Shopping Del Ray, the Belo Horizonte Art and Handicraft Market and Central Market.

See local favorites, the Cruzeiro Esporte Club take on the competition by booking tickets for a home game at Mineirao Stadium. The stadium also offers backstage tours, giving sports fans a chance to learn about the stadium’s inner workings and about sports heroes from the past.

Finding somewhere comfortable to rest your head in Betim is simple. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep check out the amenities at the Belo Horizonte Othon Palace, the Promenade Bh Platinum, and the popular Mercure Belo Horizonte Lourdes Hotel.


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