Belo Horizonte

Top places to see and top things to do in Belo Horizonte

  • By Allan K
  • Destinations
  • 30.05.2017

Belo Horizonte is a beautiful and large city in Brazil. The city features many cool touristic attractions, and here are the top 3 places to see and top 3 things to do in Belo Horizonte.

1. Pampulha Lagoon
This huge lagoon is not natural, although it appears to be. Pampulha Lagoon features some of the city's most important attractions, like the Mineirao Stadium. The spot is visited daily by both locals and tourists.

2. Freedom Square
When you're in town you will surely pass by the Freedom Square. Conveniently located downtown, the square includes the Public Library and the Palace of Liberty. Markets are available during weekends, so you can even do some shopping here. Furthermore, the entrance is free.

3. Jambreiro Forest
This large forest spreads over 2,250 acres and is home to 150 different species of exotic birds. If you are a wildlife lover, visit the forest for a relaxing afternoon out of city and enjoy the nature.

4. Museu Histórico Abílio Barreto
The main historical museum of the city is made of 2 buildings, one of which is over 100 years old. If you visit, you will be able to see exhibits, read books at the library and enjoy a coffee at the cozy cafe.

5. Zoológico Fundação Zoobotânica
One of the largest zoos in South America, Zoológico Fundação Zoobotânica is also a butterfly sanctuary with species that cannot be encountered anywhere else in the world. You will be amazed by its beauty.

6. Mangabeiras Park
The park is, in fact, the largest Brazilian park and a perfect family destination for the weekend. Mangabeiras Park is full of exotic animals and birds, as well as palm trees and gorgeous flowers.