Belo Horizonte

igrejapampulha Points of interest:

Pampulha Lagoon, São Francisco Church (Oscar Niemeyer), Liberdade Plaza, Plaza of the Pope, Central Market, Modern Art Museum, Municipal Market, Historical Museum Abílio Barreto.

 

History:

Belo Horizonte is a planned city and disposes about one of the biggest architectural complexes of Oscar Niemeyer in Brasil, most buildings of that complex are situated at the Pampulha Lagoon. Other artists like Burle Marx, Potinari and Ceschiati left their footprints in this place. Before Belo Horizonte was build, that place was known as “Curral del Rei“, a place near to the emerald city Sabará. The found of precious stones helped to build up a infrastructure and commerce. “Curral del Rei” was chosen to be the future capital of the state, due to it´s agreeable climate, the soil conditions, the numerous fountain heads and the topography. The city was build following the example of the most modern cities at that time, Washington D.C. and Paris. Large Avenues, a lot of green and a sewer system was included in the plans. The city was officially inaugurated in 1898.

 

Curiosities:

Marked for arts and crafts –  Always on Sunday morning in the heart of town at Afonso Pena Avenue. Here you will find artists from all over Minas Gerais selling their products to resellers and visitors.

 

Distance:

Brasília: 624km

São Paulo: 489km

Rio de Janeiro: 339km

 

bh2 Half day tour in the morning or in the evening

Private Tour: Every day!

Alternative itinerary on Sundays and Mondays!

On Sundays we recommend the arts and crafts of the Hippie Market!

 

09:00AM – Meeting point: Hotel or Residence

09:15AM – Arrival at the Pampulha Lagoon and visit to the architectural complex of Oscar Niemeyer (Casa do Baile, the church of São Francisco, Mineirão Stadium, Casa de JK (Ex-President of Brazil) and Museum of Modern Arts).

Transfer to the Liberty Plaza (Praça da Liberdade): On Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays it is possible to visit the Liberty Palace (Palácio da Liberade). Transfer to the Pope Plaza (Praça do Papa) and the Mangabeiras viewpoint. Than we drive down the Afonso Pena Avenue (passing the Arts Palace, the Automobile Club, the Music Conservatory and the Central Park) and head to the famous central market, known for it´s souvenirs and typical food.

01:00PM – Lunch

02:00PM – Arrival at the Hotel or Residence

 

sabaraCity Tour Belo Horizonte and visit to the colonial town Sabará – Day-use

Private Tour: Tuesday to Sunday

 

09:00AM – Meeting point: Hotel or Residence

09:15AM – Arrival at the Pampulha Lagoon and visit to the architectural complex of Oscar Niemeyer (Casa do Baile, the church of São Francisco, Mineirão   Stadium, Casa de JK (Ex-President of Brazil) and Museum of Modern Arts).

Transfer to the Liberty Plaza (Praça da Liberdade): On Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays it is possible to visit the Liberty Palace (Palácio da Liberade)! Transfer to the Pope Plaza (Praça do Papa) and the Mangabeiras viewpoint.

Than we drive down the Afonso Pena Avenue (passing the Arts Palace, the Automobile Club, the Music Conservatory and the Central Park) and head to the famous central market, known for it´s souvenirs and typical food.

01:00PM – Lunch

02:00PM – Arrival in Sabará

03:00PM – Citytour in the colonial town Sabará. Attractions: Solar do Padre Correia, the Gold Museum – Casa de Borba Gato, the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, the church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos da Barra, the colonial theater and the opera, the church of Nossa Senhorado Ó (arts with chinese influences!), the church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo, the chapel of the cross and the fountain of Kaquende.

05:30PM – Arrival at the Hotel or Residence

 

congonhasCity Tour Belo Horizonte and visit to the Sanctuary of Congonhas – Day-use

Private Tour: Tuesday to Sunday

 

09:00AM – Meeting point: Hotel or Residence

09:15AM – Arrival at the Pampulha Lagoon and visit to the architectural complex of Oscar Niemeyer (Casa do Baile, the church of São Francisco, Mineirão   Stadium, Casa de JK (Ex-President of Brazil) and Museum of Modern Arts).

Transfer to the Liberty Plaza (Praça da Liberdade): On Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays it is possible to visit the Liberty Palace (Palácio da Liberade)! Transfer to the Pope Plaza (Praça do Papa) and the Mangabeiras viewpoint.

Than we drive down the Afonso Pena Avenue (passing the Arts Palace, the Automobile Club, the Music Conservatory and the Central Park) and head to the famous central market, known for it´s souvenirs and typical food.

01:00PM – Lunch

02:30PM – Arrival in Congonhas. Visit to at the basilica of Bom Jesus de Motosinhos, the twelve prophet statutes and the seven steps (Masterpieces from the work of the famous baroque artist Antônio Francisco Lisboa, also called “Aleijadinho”).

05:00PM – Arrival at the Hotel or Residence


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