13 Sights in Belo Horizonte, Brazil (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 13 sights are available in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Sightseeing Tours in Belo Horizonte

1. Museu de Artes e Ofícios

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The Museum of Arts and Crafts. is a Brazilian museum located in the city of Belo Horizonte. Inaugurated on December 14, 2005, it is the first Brazilian museum project dedicated entirely to the theme of work, arts and crafts in the country. With 9,000 m² of area, the museum is housed in the historical complex of the former Central Station of the Central Railroad of Brazil, in Praça Rui Barbosa, better known as Praça da Estação and the old Belo Horizonte Station of the Estrada de Ferro Oeste de Minas In the same place there are still a subway station and a railway branch. It is one of the best structured museums in Brazil in terms of organization, structure for exhibitions and use of audiovisual resources.

Wikipedia: Museu de Artes e Ofícios (PT), Twitter, Facebook, Website

2. Lagoinha Church

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Lagoinha Baptist Church is a charismatic Evangelical Baptist multi-site megachurch located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais in Brazil. Márcio Valadão is the current senior pastor of the church. The church became known through one of its ministries, the worship ministry Diante do Trono, which is one of the world's largest ministries of praise, worship and mission. Some of the main services are broadcast live via Internet and also via their own TV and radio station: Rede Super. It is affiliated with the Convenção Batista Nacional and Baptist World Alliance.

Wikipedia: Lagoinha Church (EN)

3. Museu Histórico Abílio Barreto

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The Abílio Barreto Historical Museum (MHAB) is a museum located in Belo Horizonte, which is part of the Municipal Foundation of Culture of the Municipality of Belo Horizonte. Located on Avenida Prudente de Morais, in the Cidade Jardim neighborhood, the museum is housed in an old farmhouse that survived the construction of the capital of Minas Gerais. The institution has currently consolidated itself as the City Museum and, in addition to holding short, medium and long-term exhibitions, promotes cultural and educational events.

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4. Cine Theatro Brasil

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The Cine Theatro Brasil, currently called Cine Theatro Brasil Vallourec, is a historic building in Belo Horizonte, built in 1932 in Praça Sete de Setembro to function as the main cinema and largest theater in the city. It is a large building of 11 floors whose façade in curvilinear angle marks the corner of Avenida Amazonas and Rua Carijós. Designed by the architect Alberto Murgel, it is one of the precursors of reinforced concrete and brings the façade in stone-powder, typical finish of the art deco architectural style.

Wikipedia: Cine Brasil (Belo Horizonte) (PT), Website

5. Praça Carlos Chagas

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Better known as Assembly Square, Carlos Chagas Square is located in the Santo Agostinho neighborhood of Belo Horizonte. In the center of the square is the Church of Our Lady of Fatima, surrounded by gardens designed by Burle Marx. Large area equipped with playground and walking track. In it is also the Legislative Assembly of Minas Gerais, hence the most common name. Currently in the square there are statues of three important figures for the state of Minas Gerais: Tancredo Neves, Ulysses Guimarães and Teotônio Vilela.

Wikipedia: Praça Carlos Chagas (PT)

6. Arquivo Público Mineiro

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The Minas Gerais Public Archive is currently a board of directors of the Superintendence of Libraries, Museums, Public Archives and Cultural Equipment. It was created by the Mining Law n. 126, of July 11, 1895 during the administration of the President of the State Chrispim Jacques Bias Fortes, who sanctioned it with the referendum of the Secretary of the Interior Henrique Augusto de Oliveira Diniz, to whose secretariat the organ was bound. Its collection served as the basis for the later creation of the Museu Mineiro.

Wikipedia: Arquivo Público Mineiro (PT), Website

7. Memorial Minas Gerais Vale

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The Minas Gerais Vale Memorial Museum is an artistic and cultural museum dedicated to the traditions of the Minas Gerais people located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. The old building of the Secretariat of Finance was restored and adapted to show the public the history of Minas Gerais. Sponsored by Vale, which invested R$ 27 million, the memorial has a restoration project by Flávio Grillo. It was inaugurated on November 30, 2010 and is part of the Praça da Liberdade Cultural Circuit.

Wikipedia: Memorial Minas Gerais Vale (PT), Website

8. Capela Curial de São Francisco de Assis

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The Church of Saint Francis of Assisi is a chapel in Pampulha region of Belo Horizonte, in the state of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil. It was designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in the organic modern style. It is the first listed modern architectural monument in Brazil and consists of four undulating concrete parabolas with outdoor mosaics. The interior hosts a mural by Candido Portinari, and the exterior features a landscape designed by Roberto Burle Marx.

Wikipedia: Church of Saint Francis of Assisi (EN)

9. Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes

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The Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes, also known as the Basilica of Belo Horizonte, is a Catholic church built in a predominantly neo-Gothic style, which is located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Its construction was completed around 1923. The author of the project was Manoel Tunes, and the works were made by Antonio Gonçalves Gravatá. In 1958 he was elevated to Basilica by decision of Pope Pius XII.

Wikipedia: Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes, Belo Horizonte (EN)

10. Museu das Minas e do Metal

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The MM Gerdau - Museum of Mines and Metal, is a Brazilian museum located in the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. The museum is part of the Cultural Circuit Praça da Liberdade, having been inaugurated on March 22, 2010 with architectural design by Paulo Mendes da Rocha and museographic design by Marcello Dantas.

Wikipedia: Museu das Minas e do Metal (PT), Website

11. Praça Raul Soares

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Praça Raul Soares

The Praça Raul Soares is a major square of Belo Horizonte. Built in French style, it is situated at the confluence of four major avenues: Amazonas, Augusto de Lima, Bias Fortes and Olegário Maciel. The square is named in honor of the former governor of Minas Gerais, Raul Soares de Moura.

Wikipedia: Praça Raul Soares (EN)

12. Rua Professor Otávio Magalhães

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Professor Otávio Magalhães Street is a street in the neighborhood of Mangabeiras, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. It is a tourist spot of the capital of Minas Gerais due to the optical illusion caused by the topography of the place in which an apparent slope is actually a slope.

Wikipedia: Rua Professor Otávio Magalhães (PT)

13. Biblioteca Pública Estadual Luiz de Bessa

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Biblioteca Pública Estadual Luiz de Bessa

Founded in 1954, the State Public Library of Minas Gerais is the main public library of Belo Horizonte, and one of the main ones in the state of Minas Gerais. It is popularly called the "Library of Liberty Square" because it is on the side of the square.

Wikipedia: Biblioteca Pública Estadual Luiz de Bessa (PT), Website


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