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Tourism in the region


Minas Gerais offers a variety of tourism sites, from adventure to business. The State’s many tourism routes attract people with different interests. Hydro-mineral resorts, grottoes, and eco-tourism are some samples of what you will find in Minas Gerais.



Pampulha is a famous region in Belo Horizonte, known for its architecture and arts designed by famous artists such as Oscar Niemeyer, Roberto Burle Marx, and Cândido Portinari.


Central Market

The Central Market, or Mercado Central, de Belo Horizonte is a traditional market in the center of Belo Horizonte, which reunites lots of traditional food, different types of religious items, art and other aspects of the local culture.




The Governador Magalhães Pinto Stadium, better known as Mineirão, is a big stadium located in the region of Pampulha and recently got through a modernization because of the 2014 World Cup.



The Raimundo Sampaio Stadium, better known as Independência, is a stadium located in the region of Horto and was inaugurated in 1950 for the World Cup.


City Park

The City Park, or Parque Municipal, located in the central region of Belo Horizonte is the oldest environmental heritage site in the city. The park has, among other things, a gym, a tennis court, and a skate lane.


Praça da Liberdade

The Praça da Liberdade is a landscaped and architectonic site and is set on the central region of Belo Horizonte, surrounded by museums and art centers that integrate art, popular culture, knowledge, and entertainment.


Inhotim Museum

Located in Brumadinho (60km from Belo Horizonte), Inhotim is one of the most important contemporary art sites in Brazil and the biggest open-air art center in Latin America. Besides the botanical diversity, the center features art pieces from different artists such as Yayoi Kusama and Hélio Oiticica.



Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB)

Localized in the Center of Belo Horizonte, the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB)is a cultural center that receives events in the areas of performing arts, movies, visual arts, music, and education, offering the population regular and diversified programming, with quality accessible for all public. The CCBB BH has 1,200m² of exhibition area, theater with 264 seats, multipurpose room with 170m², educational program, cafeterias, bookstore, and two permanent exhibition halls. Most attractions are free.       


 Foto: Hugo Cordeiro


Other touristic locations:

  • Biblioteca Pública Estadual Prof. Luiz de Bessa
  • Casa Fiat de Cultura
  • Museu Mineiro
  • Museu Inimá de Paulo
  • Mirante do Mangabeiras
  • Parque Municipal das Mangabeiras
  • Praça Israel Pinheiro (Praça do Papa)
  • Ouro Preto (137km from Belo Horizonte)
  • Mariana (120km from Belo Horizonte)
  • Congonhas (81km from Belo Horizonte)




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