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HOTELS, APARTMENTS, VACATION RENTALS AND BED AND BREAKFAST IN BELO HORIZONTE
The capital of the state of Minas Gerais has 2.5 million inhabitants, about 6 million if you consider the entire metropolitan area. It develops on the left bank of the Rio das Velhas. It is divided into 9 zones:
Zona Centro-Sul, Zona Pampulha, Zona Noroeste, Zona Oeste, Zona Barreiro, Zona Venda Nova, Zona Norte, Zona Nordeste and Zona Leste. It is served by 3 airports.
The climate tends to be warm, with rainfall mainly concentrated in the months from October to the end of March, when a fairly dry and hot period begins.
Finding your own Belo Horizonte
Lots of museums and churches, an intense cultural activity. A typically classic Brazilian atmsphere, light years away from that of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
Belo Horizonte is always full of life.
Its museums are well maintained and free of charge, and are a journey through the history of Brazil, its art and culture, as well as the origins of the State of Minas Gerais: Belo Horizonte is a faithful guardian of culture. A city that will certainly surprise you.
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Visiting Belo Horizonte
There are many areas, zones, neighbourhoods and districts to visit during your stay in Belo Horizonte. In 9flats you can find the best cheap accommodations, hotels and vacation rentals in Belo Horizonte. We recommend you to visit:
Praça da Liberdade
Beautiful square located in front of the Palacio da Liberdade, it houses inside, and in the immediate surroundings, most of the city’s museums:
Memorial Misa Gerais Vale: Museum of the origins of the state of Minas Gerais, from its origins to the present day.
MMM Gerdau: Museu das Minas e do Metal. The history of the state told through the metals and minerals that enrich the subsoil of Minas Gerais.
Museum Mineiro: 2,600 objects on the formation of Minas Gerais culture: ancient coins, historical paintings, period furniture, sacred images, sculptures and archaeological finds.
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Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Lourdes
One of the most beautiful churches in Belo Horizonte. It is located in the Lourdes district, in the Central-Southern area, easily reachable on foot.
Although of fairly recent construction (1923), the basilica has a predominantly neo-Gothic architecture and houses an imposing 400 pipe organ.
Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil
The cultural centre is located in Placa de Liberdade. The building that houses it has a neoclassical style and develops around a central courtyard. The Centre offers a wide range of theatrical performances, concerts, exhibitions and much more. Exhibitions, educational events, dance, theatre and music shows. A visit is absolutely a must.
Parque Municipal Américo Renné Giannetti
Beautiful city park, it is located in the Centro district, also in the Center-Sul. 182,000 square meters of pure meeting and entertainment in the city center. A luxuriant nature, with about 300 species of plants, is home to numerous species of birds and local fauna. There is no lack of equipped areas of various kinds, such as fitness areas, jogging tracks, skating rinks, and various fields for various sports. There is also a small lake, Lagoa dos Barcos, where you can rent a small boat for wonderful paddling.
From Praca de Liberdade, a 15 minute walk will take you to this beautiful covered market, which is the largest in the city. More than 400 shops offer handicrafts, textiles and food and wine products. There is of course no shortage of traditional restaurants of the local cuisine.
In the northern part of the city, the Lagoa Da Pampulha with its beautiful park, museums, churches, art galleries and equipped areas extends.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is one of the main attractions of Belo Horizonte and its visit takes at least a full day.
Cosa mangiare a Belo Horizonte
The state of Minas Gerais, and therefore Belo Horizonte, produces perhaps the most famous cuisine in the whole of Brazil. To taste:
Pão-de-queijo: small forms of cheese bread.
Frango ao molho pardo: blood-broiled chicken.
Tutu à mineira: a preparation based on beans and sausage, then blended and cooked again.
Feijão tropeiro: beans cooked possibly in earthenware or iron pots by adding manioc flour, onion, garlic, linguiça (sausage) and other ingredients.
Angu mineiro: a kind of creamy polenta made with very fine cornmeal (fubà).
Arroz de forno: baked rice.
Frango à mineira: chicken plate with potatoes and peppers.
Frango caipira: rustic chicken cooked with onions, garlic and parsley.
Pernil assado: baked pork.
Bacalhau à mineira: baked cod with potatoes.
Batata recheada: meaty potato.
Quejo de minas: typical cheese of the state, similar to Italian ricotta.
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