Top 5 Must Do's in Belo horizonteEdit This
Built to resemble the style of Washington D.C. and capital of
Brazilian state, Minas Gerais, is the city of Belo Horizonte. Although
there is little modern resemblance to Washington D.C., the city is full
of historical, architecturally significant buildings and landmarks.
Here is a list of the top 5 historical, architectural and cultural
must do's while visiting the beautiful city of Belo Horizonte.
1. Station Square
In downtown Belo Horizonte is an area called Praça da
Estação (Station Square). In this historical area are original buildings
such as the old train station, which today is the Museum of Arts and
Workmanship. Without a stop through this historical downtown region to
the old train station and museum, your trip to Belo Horizonte would be
2. Alta Vila Tower
The Alta Vila Tower is to Brazil what the Seattle Space Needle is to
the United States. A trip to the Alto Vila Tower means traveling to the
top and overlooking Belo Horizonte and Brazil’s scenic views. Along
with its jaw-dropping heights, the tower offers the Belo Horizonte
Hard Rock Café on the main floor, and is one of the top bungee jumping
sites in the world.
3. Mineirao Stadium
In the Pampulha district of Belo Horizonte, the must see attraction
is the Mineirao Stadium, home to one of the oldest soccer teams in
Brazil, Clube Atlético Mineiro. Even if you don't attend an adrenalin
rushing soccer match, a visit to this stadium is essential to your
holiday in Belo Horizonte. The stadium is a one of the largest in the
world and an impressive demonstration of architecture.
4. Central Market
The Mercado Central (Central Market) is the top shopping location
while visiting Belo Horizonte. Here you will find everything you are
looking for from produce to souvenirs to exquisite antiques and
hand-crafted pottery. There are more than 300 stores and stands, all
conveniently covered for your shopping comfort.
5. Municipal Park
Close to Station Square is the beautiful downtown Municipal Park. This park is a must do while in Belo Horizonte in order to truly experience the preserved beauty of the city. The park has multiple gardens, paths, ponds, canals and a play structure for children. It's kept up beautifully, and perfect for a relaxing stroll through gardens or a rental canoe adventure through its streams.
Belo Horizonte offers tons of exceptional attractions to visit while vacationing in Brazil. However, your trip will be incomplete without a stop at these 5 must do’s of the area.
December 25, 2009 new by kellyyannne