13 Sights in Belo Horizonte, Brazil (with Map and Images)
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1. Museu de Artes e Ofícios
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 enterprise dedicated entirely to the theme of work, arts and crafts in the country. With 9,000 m² of area, the museum is installed in the historical complex of the former Central Station of the Central Railway of Brazil, in Praça Rui Barbosa, better known as Praça da Estação and the former Belo Horizonte Station of the West Railway of Minas In the same place still operate today a subway station and a railway extension. 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
Lagoinha Baptist Church is a charismatic Baptist Evangelical 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.
3. Arquivo Público Mineiro
The Public Archive of Minas Gerais is currently a board of directors of the Superintendence of Libraries, Museums, Public Archives and Cultural Equipment. It was created by Minas Gerais Law No. 126, of July 11, 1895 during the administration of President of state Chrispim Jacques Bias Fortes, who sanctioned it with the referendum of the Secretary of Interior Affairs Henrique Augusto de Oliveira Diniz, to whose secretariat was linked to the body. Its collection served as the basis for the subsequent creation of the Museu Mineiro.
4. Cine Theatro Brasil
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 at a curvilinear angle marks the corner of Avenida Amazonas and Carijós street. Designed by architect Alberto Murgel, it is one of the forerunners of reinforced concrete and brings the stone-powder façade, a typical finish of the art deco architectural style.
5. Praça Carlos Chagas
Better known as Assembly Square, Carlos Chagas Square is located in the Santo Agostinho neighborhood in 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 hiking track. It is also in 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.
6. Museu Histórico Abílio Barreto
The Abílio Barreto Historical Museum (MHAB) is a museum located in Belo Horizonte, which is part of the Municipal Culture Foundation of Belo Horizonte City Hall. Located on Prudente de Morais Avenue, in the Cidade Jardim neighborhood, the museum is headquartered in a former farm mansion that survived the construction of the mining capital. The institution has currently been consolidated as the city museum and, in addition to holding short, medium and long -term exhibitions, promotes cultural and educational events.
7. Memorial Minas Gerais Vale
The Minas Gerais Vale Memorial Museum is an artistic and cultural museum dedicated to the traditions of the people of Minas Gerais 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.
8. Capela Curial de São Francisco de Assis
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.
9. Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes
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
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 Praça da Liberdade Cultural Circuit, having been inaugurated on March 22, 2010 with an architectural project by Paulo Mendes da Rocha and museographic by Marcello Dantas.
11. 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.
12. Biblioteca Pública Estadual Luiz de Bessa
Founded in 1954, the National Public Library of General Mines is the main public library of beautiful skyline and one of the main libraries of general mining countries. Because it is on the edge of the square, it is usually called "Freedom Square Library".
Wikipedia: Biblioteca Pública Estadual Luiz de Bessa (PT), Website
13. Rua Professor Otávio Magalhães
Professor Otávio Magalhães Street is a street in the Mangabeiras neighborhood of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. It is a tourist spot of the capital of Minas Gerais due to the optical illusion caused by the topography where an apparent slope is actually a slope.
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