Contagem is near a diverse collection of Belo Horizonte’s more popular attractions. Two attractions that should be at the top of every visitor’s to-do list is the fascinating Dr. Paulo Pinheiro Chagas Square and the much-loved Expo Minas Convention Center. And don’t miss the Fundacao Zoo Botanica and the Aquarium of the City.
You’ll find plenty of interesting cultural highlights in and around Contagem. Browse the museums and collections in the Memorial Minas Gerais Vale and the Abilio Barreto Historical Museum. Arts lovers will find plenty to cheer about at venues such as SESC Palladium. Head to the Cemig Centre of Popular Art, to get your fix of art.
If you love nature and wildlife, plan a trip to the nearby parks and reserves. These are great places to relax and unwind. Visitors of all ages enjoy destinations such as Guanabara Park and the Pampulha Ecological Park. There is a charming atmosphere here as well as well-tended garden beds and trees.
Those with some time to spare in the Contagem area should go and see the Raul Soares Square. If your spirit could do with a little renewal, serenity and calm awaits at sacred places like the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi.
If you enjoy souvenir and fashion shopping, head to the boutiques, stores and stalls that are part of the Shopping Del Ray, Central Market and BH Shopping.
While you are in Contagem, you can see the Cruzeiro Esporte Club soccer team go into battle at Mineirao Stadium. Mineirao Stadium also offers interesting backstage tours, giving sports fans a chance to learn about the stadium’s operations and local sporting history.
Finding somewhere suitable to base yourself around Contagem couldn’t be easier. Check out the rooms and rates at the Promenade Bh Platinum, the Mercure Belo Horizonte Lourdes Hotel, or the Clarion Hotel Lourdes Belo Horizonte.