Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

The perfect 1 day itinerary

Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais, is a city that beautifully blends modernity with tradition. Known for its stunning architecture, vibrant arts scene, and delectable cuisine, Belo Horizonte offers a unique Brazilian experience. The city is surrounded by mountains and is home to several parks and museums, making it a haven for nature lovers and culture enthusiasts alike.

What to do in Belo Horizonte?

This 1 day itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Belo Horizonte. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: A Day of Culture, Cuisine, and Scenic Beauty


Start your day with a visit to the Pampulha Architectural Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, designed by the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, and admire the contemporary art at the Pampulha Art Museum.


Head to the Mercado Central, a bustling market where you can sample local delicacies and shop for traditional Brazilian crafts. After lunch, visit the Palácio das Artes, a cultural center that hosts a variety of exhibitions, performances, and workshops.


End your day at the Praça do Papa, a scenic square that offers panoramic views of the city. Enjoy the sunset while savoring a traditional Brazilian meal at a nearby restaurant.

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