Most people think of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo when someone mentions Brazil, but these aren’t the only amazing cities this country has in store. Belo Horizonte also has a lot to offer to visitors exploring this South American country, and here are a few reasons why you should consider putting it on your bucket list.
Art and Architecture
Belo Horizonte will take your breath away with its rich art and cultural scene every step of the way. It all starts with its amazing architecture because many buildings in the city have been designed by the famed architect Oscar Niemeyer, especially in the Pampulha district. Art museums in Belo Horizonte are also pretty amazing, and the city’s street art scene is truly booming.
If you’re a soccer fan visiting Brazil, you’ll find Belo Horizonte pretty impressive. FIFA World Cup took place in this city in 1950 and 2014, and the city’s enormous football stadium Mineirão even hosted the football tournament during the 2016 Summer Olympics.
You don’t have to stay in Belo Horizonte for too long to fully appreciate everything it has to offer. The real magic starts when you step outside the city and start exploring the many natural wonders in its surroundings, including nature reserve Mata do Jambreiro, Mangabeiras Park, and Curral Ridge.