Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

The perfect 3 days itinerary

Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais, is a city that beautifully blends modernity with tradition. Known for its stunning skyline and contemporary architecture, the city is also home to a vibrant cultural scene, with numerous museums, art galleries, and theaters. The local cuisine is a highlight, with traditional dishes like pão de queijo and feijoada being must-tries. The city is surrounded by mountains, offering plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities.

What to do in Belo Horizonte?

This 3 days 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: Exploring the Cultural Side of Belo Horizonte

Morning

Start your day with a visit to the Pampulha Art Museum, located in the Pampulha Modern Ensemble, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The museum showcases Brazilian art from the 20th and 21st centuries. Next, visit the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, a modernist masterpiece designed by Oscar Niemeyer.

Afternoon

Head to the city center and visit the Palácio das Artes, a cultural complex that houses theaters, galleries, and a cinema. Enjoy a traditional Minas Gerais lunch at a local restaurant.

Evening

Stroll around the Savassi neighborhood, known for its lively nightlife. Enjoy a caipirinha at one of the many bars and listen to some live music.


Day 2: A Day of Shopping and Local Cuisine

Morning

Visit the Mercado Central, a bustling market where you can buy everything from fresh produce and local cheeses to handicrafts and souvenirs. Try some traditional Minas Gerais dishes at one of the food stalls.

Afternoon

Head to the DiamondMall for some shopping. The mall houses a variety of international and Brazilian brands. Later, visit the Praça da Liberdade, a beautiful square surrounded by historic buildings.

Evening

Dine at a traditional Brazilian steakhouse and try the famous feijoada, a black bean stew with pork. End your day with a visit to the rooftop bar at the Othon Palace Hotel for stunning views of the city.


Day 3: Enjoying the Outdoors

Morning

Take a trip to the Serra do Curral Park, located on the outskirts of the city. The park offers several hiking trails with stunning views of the city and the surrounding mountains.

Afternoon

Visit the Mangabeiras Park, a large urban park with beautiful gardens, walking trails, and panoramic views of the city. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the park.

Evening

End your trip with a visit to the Alta Vila Tower, which offers a 360-degree view of the city. Enjoy a farewell dinner at a restaurant in the tower.


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