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[South America Travel] Brazil: Belo Horizonte

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Belo Horizonte is the second largest city after São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Known as a business district, many industries are developing. As it is a city famous for business, there are few tourists, but it is known for its many tourist attractions. Belo Horizonte is a city that became famous due to the discovery of the gold mine, and is known for its great economic development in modern times. It is one of the leading cities in South America.

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Location

Belo Horizonte is a city located in the southeastern part of Brazil.

History

Belo Horizonte is a city of rapid economic development in modern times with the discovery of a gold mine in the neighboring town of Ouro Preto. However, around the 19th century, it once declined. Then, in 1898, it became the capital of Minas Gerais and prospered. It is now the fourth largest city in Brazil.

Climate

Belo Horizonte has a warm climate. Summers are warm and humid. Winters are dry, with temperatures ranging from 13 ° C to 30 ° C throughout the year.

Language

The official language of Brazil is Portuguese. However, due to the large number of immigrants, some can speak German, Japanese and Italian.

Security

Belo Horizonte is one of Brazil’s leading business districts, so there are many people with hard professions and security is relatively stable. Please be aware that pickpockets occur frequently in the Centro area.

Race

Brazil is made up of many ethnic groups, including indigenous peoples, European immigrants, and African immigrants.

industry

Belo Horizonte is a center of commerce and industry, with developing industries such as publishing, steel, textiles, furniture manufacturing, and food processing. In addition, soccer is very popular, and there are South American powerhouse clubs such as Cruzeiro and Atletico Minero.

religion

Brazil has the largest number of Catholics in the world. Others are Protestant and Muslim.

currency

Real is used in Brazil.

Sightseeing spot 11 : PRAÇA DA ESTAÇÃO

It is a square in the center of Belo Horizonte. The square has marble statues of lions and tigers and fountains. Outdoor festivals are held in the plaza.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Mercado central

The Belo Horizonte Central Market has more than 400 stores, but it is well-partitioned and you can shop efficiently. We have everything from fresh food to daily necessities, clothing and souvenirs.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Paracio Da Liberdade

The official residence of the governor of Belo Horizonte. Built in 1898, the interior of the palace features luxurious decorations such as iron stairs, metal structures and chandeliers imported from Belgium.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Praca Da Liberdade

Liberdade Square is located on a boulevard in the center of the town. The square is lined with palm trees, surrounded by greenery, and has a fountain and an outdoor studio.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

The Banco do Brasil Cultural Center is a 6-story classic building. The building contains a theater, an audiovisual multipurpose room, a bookstore, a fashionable cafeteria, and an exhibition gallery.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

A museum on the northwest corner of Liberdade Square. You can learn about the history of the mining industry in Minas Gerais, the life of miners, and the works and photographs of Brazilian artists.

Sightseeing spot 7 : MM Gerdau

The Gerdau Minerals Museum exhibits a collection on mining and gold. There is also a coffee shop and a shop.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Feira Hippie

A fair run by the city of Belo Horizonte and a joint committee. The fair has more than 3,000 exhibitors, including furniture, baskets, curtains, carpets, shoes, bags, jewelry, clothes, baby toys and stuffed animals, musical instruments, paintings and sculptures.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Mirante Mangabeiras

Mangabeiras Observatory is the observatory of Mangabeiras Park on the hill southeast of Belo Horizonte. The observatory offers spectacular views of the metropolis of Belo Horizonte.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Church of São Francisco de Assis

It is a Catholic church in Pampulha, a suburb of Belo Horizonte. It features a radial design of four wavy concrete with huge frescoes and outdoor mosaics.

Sightseeing spot 11 : Casa do Baile

This facility was built in 1942. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, it has been completely renovated and is now used as a multipurpose space.

Sightseeing spot 12 : Museu de Arte da Pampulha

The Pampulha Museum was a complex, but closed due to the aftermath of a casino ban. It reopened as a museum in 1957. It has a collection of more than 1600 works, mainly works by Brazilian artists.

Hotel

Belo Horizonte has plenty of accommodation. The nearest is Tancredo Neves International Airport. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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