Ipatinga, in Minas Gerais, is a city of some 230,000 people.
The national capital Brasilia is situated 440 miles (708 kilometers) northwest of Ipatinga, while Rio de Janeiro is 240 miles (386 kilometers) to the south.
To breathe in the fresh air of a little tranquility be sure to check out Ipanema Park or Well of Holy Water Park. These are just two of the pleasant local green havens that families can take advantage of while visiting Ipatinga.
Some of the most viewed historical sites in Ipatinga are the places of worship that have stood faithfully here for generations. The Saint Joseph Cathedral and the Itabira Cathedral are excellent local examples of these. Take the time to enjoy the reverential atmosphere of these remarkable places.
First of May Square and Dr. Acrisio Alvarenga Square are just two of the more popular civic spaces in Ipatinga. Explore the squares and study the surrounding architecture or alternatively rest in a nearby café and enjoy the scenery.
The Our Lady of the Rosary Hermitage is a great spot to cap off your adventures in this fascinating city.