Outdoor art centers are always fun to explore, and Brazil is home to one of the most impressive ones you’ll ever see. Inhotim is hailed as one of the largest open-air museums in Latin America, and every art lover should visit it at least once in a lifetime.
Inhotim is the brainchild of the Brazilian businessmen Bernardo Paz, who transformed his 5,000-acre property into one of the country’s biggest contemporary art centers. He initially used it to house his own art collection but decided to open its doors to the public in 2006.
Over the years, many acclaimed international artists—including Hélio Oiticica, Yayoi Kusama, and Anish Kapoor—expressed an interest to have their work showcased in Inhotim. Its natural beauty and size allowed artists to go big with their creations, and Inhotim is now equally popular with art and nature lovers, due to the sprawling botanical garden on its premises.
Located in Brumadinho (Minas Gerais), about two hours away from Belo Horizonte, Inhotim is open to visitors between 9:30am–4:30pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. It’s welcomed over three million visitors so far, and that number is constantly growing because it’s impossible to resist Inhotim’s natural beauty and artistic value.