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Belo Horizonte
Travel Guide

The city of Belo Horizonte is a sunny retreat in the mountains with great parks, art galleries, theaters and historical monuments.

Brazilian city Belo Horizonte is surrounded by large parks and mountains. It was founded in the 19th century with the mining industry at its core. Now, as one of the largest cities in Brazil, it is a center of fashion, art and business.

Enjoy a trip to the popular Praça de Estação (Station Square) in the downtown area. Look for the museum that is also a former train station. Browse exhibits about old professions including cobblers and metal workers.

Remaining in the city center, visit the first church to be constructed in Belo Horizonte: Igreja São José (San Jose Church). Admire its grandiose façade, Gothic-style spires and stained-glass windows. The church is a regular meeting place for travelers and locals.

Near the San Jose Church is the Museu Mineiro (Mining Museum). Learn about old tools and see old furniture and other artifacts from the 18th century. Peruse the mining-themed sculptures and other artwork on display.

Spend the evening at one of the principal art hubs in the city, the Palácio das Artas (Art Palace), which is both a theater and a gallery. Enjoy classical recitals and other music events in the spacious concert hall with great acoustics. The Savassi district is known for its excellent nightlife and many restaurants. Enjoy meats cooked over a wood stove and mineiro cheese from local dairies. Drink caipirinha cocktails or locally produced coffee while you listen to Brazilian rock or dance the samba.

Plan your visit to Belo Horizonte around an international festival: photography, short film and comics, among others. Attend a soccer match at the Mineirão Stadium, chosen as one of Brazil’s host arenas for the World Cup in 2014.

Belo Horizonte’s temperature remains fairly steady throughout the year with hot, wet weather from November through March and warm, dry winter months. You can reach the city by flying into the international airport, which is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Belo Horizonte. It’s also possible to travel there by bus from other major Brazilian cities.

Where to stay in Belo Horizonte

Top Hotels in Belo Horizonte

Hotel Vivenzo
Hotel Vivenzo
3.5 out of 5
Rua Antonio De Albuquerque 54, Belo Horizonte, MG
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $26 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Located in Savassi, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chevrolet Hall and Afonso Pena Avenue. September Seven Square and Academy of Military Police are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (648 reviews)

"The hotel was prepared for the pandemic ! They had free masks, alcohol gel etc . The Hotel stuff Continues to clean the elevators. Lobby, all the doorknobs.... The food was superb ! Free breakfast buffet with an excellent variety of fruits and cheeses. I ordered for dinner “ Caldo de Mandioca” ( ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2020

Hotel Vivenzo
Nobile Inn Pampulha
Nobile Inn Pampulha
3.5 out of 5
Av Professor Magalhaes Penido 378, Belo Horizonte
The price is $26 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2

Located in Pampulha, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Lagoa Pampulha and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Mineirao Stadium. Federal University of Minas Gerais and Mineirinho ...

4.2/5Excellent! (366 reviews)

"Satisfied"…"

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

Nobile Inn Pampulha
Ouro Minas Palace Hotel
Ouro Minas Palace Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Avenida Cristiano Machado 4001 Ipiranga, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is $51 per night from Mar 15 to Mar 16

Located in Ipiranga, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Minas Shopping and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Lagoinha Baptist Church. Shopping Minas Casa and UFMG ...

4.4/5Excellent! (630 reviews)

"All the staff are friendly and kind all staff speak English very well, and overall helpful, however I did find the food decreased in standards throughout my stay"…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

Ouro Minas Palace Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Belo Horizonte

Mercure Belo Horizonte Vila Da Serra Hotel
Mercure Belo Horizonte Vila Da Serra Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Alameda da Serra, 405 - Vila da Serra, Nova Lima, MG
The price is $46 per night from Mar 26 to Mar 27

Situated in Nova Lima, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Alta Vila Tower and BH Shopping. Afonso Pena Avenue and Madre Teresa Hospital are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (214 reviews)

"Staff was very friendly. Room was very clean."…"

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Mercure Belo Horizonte Vila Da Serra Hotel
EXCELLENT HOUSE IN POND SANTA
EXCELLENT HOUSE IN POND SANTA
Lagoa Santa, Southeast Region

Situated on a lake, this historic villa is 9.2 mi (14.8 km) from Lapinha Cave and within 20 mi (32 km) of Santuario Schoenstatt and City Administrative. Nado ...

5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Excelente Casa e Ótimo Atendimento

"Ótimo atendimento e a casa é muito boa e bem cuidada. Atendeu muito bem a mim e toda minha família."…"

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

EXCELLENT HOUSE IN POND SANTA
Max Savassi Apart Service
Max Savassi Apart Service
3.5 out of 5
R. Antônio de Albuquerque, 335, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is $36 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Savassi, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fiat House of Culture and Afonso Pena Avenue. September Seven Square and Academy of Military ...

4/5Very Good! (299 reviews)

"Good value for money. Very good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Max Savassi Apart Service
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Belo Horizonte

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DENIO

May 16, 2020

Great city with lots of attractions. Mercado Central is my favoriite place!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 25, 2019

A vibrant city with key historical landmarks and a great nightlife with bars, restaurants, music and cultural options. Beautiful and friendly people.

5/5 - Excellent

Dpobiak

Jul 20, 2019

It’s a beautiful city

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 3, 2019

The Sunday Hippo Festival was excellent

3/5 - Okay

Ks

Jun 30, 2019

Cafe palhares

5/5 - Excellent

EEJ

Apr 9, 2019

Great city with friendly people.

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