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Belo HorizonteBrazil

The city of Belo Horizonte is a sunny retreat in the mountains with great parks, art galleries, theaters and historical monuments.

Brazilian city Belo Horizonte is surrounded by large parks and mountains. It was founded in the 19th century with the mining industry at its core. Now, as one of the largest cities in Brazil, it is a center of fashion, art and business.

Enjoy a trip to the popular Praça de Estação (Station Square) in the downtown area. Look for the museum that is also a former train station. Browse exhibits about old professions including cobblers and metal workers.

Remaining in the city center, visit the first church to be constructed in Belo Horizonte: Igreja São José (San Jose Church). Admire its grandiose façade, Gothic-style spires and stained-glass windows. The church is a regular meeting place for travelers and locals.

Near the San Jose Church is the Museu Mineiro (Mining Museum). Learn about old tools and see old furniture and other artifacts from the 18th century. Peruse the mining-themed sculptures and other artwork on display.

Spend the evening at one of the principal art hubs in the city, the Palácio das Artas (Art Palace), which is both a theater and a gallery. Enjoy classical recitals and other music events in the spacious concert hall with great acoustics. The Savassi district is known for its excellent nightlife and many restaurants. Enjoy meats cooked over a wood stove and mineiro cheese from local dairies. Drink caipirinha cocktails or locally produced coffee while you listen to Brazilian rock or dance the samba.

Plan your visit to Belo Horizonte around an international festival: photography, short film and comics, among others. Attend a soccer match at the Mineirão Stadium, chosen as one of Brazil’s host arenas for the World Cup in 2014.

Belo Horizonte’s temperature remains fairly steady throughout the year with hot, wet weather from November through March and warm, dry winter months. You can reach the city by flying into the international airport, which is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Belo Horizonte. It’s also possible to travel there by bus from other major Brazilian cities.

Top Hotels in Belo Horizonte

Ouro Minas Palace Hotel
Ouro Minas Palace Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Avenida Cristiano Machado 4001 Ipiranga, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is CA $76 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4

Located in Ipiranga, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Minas Shopping and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Lagoinha Baptist Church. Shopping Minas Casa and UFMG ...

4.4/5Excellent! (611 reviews)

"Hotel muito bom, recepção super educada, nota mil, melhor hotel de ló horizonte e voltarei a me hospedar lá com certeza"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 24, 2020

Ouro Minas Palace Hotel
Hotel Vivenzo
Hotel Vivenzo
3.5 out of 5
Rua Antonio De Albuquerque 54, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is CA $42 per night from Dec 26 to Dec 27

Located in Savassi, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chevrolet Hall and Afonso Pena Avenue. September Seven Square and Academy of Military Police are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (600 reviews)

"The hotel was prepared for the pandemic ! They had free masks, alcohol gel etc . The Hotel stuff Continues to clean the elevators. Lobby, all the doorknobs.... The food was superb ! Free breakfast buffet with an excellent variety of fruits and cheeses. I ordered for dinner “ Caldo de Mandioca” ( ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 16, 2020

Hotel Vivenzo
Linx Confins
Linx Confins
3.5 out of 5
Rodovia LMG 0800, KM 7,9, Confins, MG
The price is CA $42 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 28

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from Santuario Schoenstatt and 10.9 mi (17.5 km) from Lapinha Cave. City Administrative and Nado Lake ...

4.3/5Excellent! (410 reviews)

"I loved the location, if you need to stay close to the airport is the best option, everything was good, the food, the service, everyone was really polite. The only thing I will say I didn’t like much was the temperature of the shower‘ water , was not warm enough . Beside that everything was ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 28, 2020

Linx Confins
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Vacation Rentals in Belo Horizonte

Max Savassi Apart Service
Max Savassi Apart Service
3.5 out of 5
R. Antônio de Albuquerque, 335, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is CA $48 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12

Located in Savassi, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fiat House of Culture and Afonso Pena Avenue. September Seven Square and Academy of Military ...

4/5Very Good! (293 reviews)
4 nights in Belo Horizinte

"Staff was very good. Kitchen had no microwave until we asked for one. No cups and only fork. Plug in did not all work. WiFi good except none in lobby unless you were still a guest. Breakfast was good. Location good. The rooms need updates and they are beginning with new elevators and rooms to follow. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 28, 2018

Max Savassi Apart Service
Cheverny Apart Hotel
Cheverny Apart Hotel
3 out of 5
Rua Timbiras, 1492, Lourdes, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is CA $43 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2

Located in Lourdes, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes and Liberty Square. Central Market and DiamondMall are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (152 reviews)

"Close to the airport bus station. Close to the parks and museums. Several fine restaurants nearby. The breakfast buffet had a very good selection of cold and hot dishes. The staff was friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 11, 2019

Cheverny Apart Hotel
Mercure Belo Horizonte Savassi Hotel
Mercure Belo Horizonte Savassi Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rua Cicero Ferreira 10, Bairro Serra, Belo Horizonte, MG
The price is CA $58 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22

Located in Serra, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Toys and Afonso Pena Avenue. September Seven Square and Academy of Military Police are also ...

4/5Very Good! (138 reviews)
Poor customer service

"No one speaks English here. Room flooded after I took a shower and the food is disgusting!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 24, 2020

Mercure Belo Horizonte Savassi Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Jan 26, 2020

It's a lovely city, excellent restaurant with good regional food. Good history about Brasil early days.

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Jan 9, 2019

Very nice place , safe and welcome people

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