Belo Horizonte

A display of distinct products, such as avocado, curry, powdered oregano, chard, and Brussels sprouts

Look for groceries at the Mercado Central

Opening towards the Avenida Augusto de Lima and occupying an entire city block, the Mercado Central is Belo Horizonte’s foremost marketplace, where goods and crafts are sold daily by cheerful vendors. In other words, this place is within a facility built in 1964, when municipal ownership ended. So, first of all, enter through its main …

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Medium-rare meat as, after being seared on a grill, served on a platter.

Taste grilled food at a churrascaria in Belo Horizonte

Brazilian cuisine, despite its richness, is often associated with meats and barbecues, as the country is abundant in cattle. Certainly, attesting to this tradition, many churrascarias can be found within its boundaries, and Belo Horizonte houses a fair amount of them. However, few spots can assure an unforgettable experience when tasting meat-based grilled recipes as …

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Multilane Avenida Afonso Pena on its layout through the central district of Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais

Go urban and get to know Belo Horizonte

Located in the southwest of Brazil, the city of Belo Horizonte is a vibrant and cosmopolitan metropolis that, called affectionately Beagá by its inhabitants, anchors the third-most populous metro area in the country. Also, the capital of Minas Gerais is home to many landmarks that reinforce its importance as a top destination when visiting the …

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Bamboo chopsticks over a white-and-blue china bowl.

Enjoy the best Japanese flavors at Udon in Belo Horizonte

Within the bairro of Lourdes in the center of Belo Horizonte, you can find a wide gastronomical offer that spans various styles and cuisines. Surely, Japanese cuisine couldn’t be the exception, since Brazil is home to the largest Japanese community outside Japan. Albeit focused in other cities like São Paulo, the flavors of the Asiatic …

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Be shown mining tradition at the MM Gerdau in Belo Horizonte

At the Praça da Liberdade and inside a rose-colored neoclassical building originally occupied by the Minas Gerais education ministry, a museum allows you to discover the fascinating universe of mining, mineralogy, and metals. Certainly, the use of modern technology at the Museu das Minas e do Metal (MMM) is guaranteed to let you into the …

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Crowds full of yellow-colored spectators wait for the start of a football game

Discover the heritage of Brazilian football at the Mineirão

On top of a flat esplanade that overlooks Lake Pampulha, a shrine to athletic achievement dwarfs the surrounding bairro of São José. Certainly, the Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto, best-known as the Mineirão, is the temple of football as the favorite sport in Belo Horizonte and all of Brazil.  Moreover, this stadium, with a capacity for …

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Tree-lined Avenida Afonso Pena next to Belo Horizonte’s municipal park.

Wind through the stalls at the Feira Hippie in Belo Horizonte

Every Sunday morning, the central Avenida Afonso Pena of Belo Horizonte holds the city’s largest open-air market. Definitely, its location right in front of the municipal park gives the Feira Hippie a unique vibe. Certainly, this makes it a place on which tolerance and cultural mingling live side by side with the experience of a …

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A pair of pizzas are prepared inside a wood-fired oven

Indulge in Italian cuisine at Pizzaria Olegário in Belo Horizonte

Wherever Italian cuisine is mentioned, inevitably pizza comes to mind, as one of the quintessential dishes from the boot-shaped country. Surely, a cosmopolitan city such as Belo Horizonte, by sporting several establishments offering distinct gastronomic options, is a place in which you can also enjoy the taste of pizza as prepared in firewood ovens. So, …

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As sun goes down, lights go on at Xapuri, showing its rustic architecture.

Taste local delicacies at Xapuri in Belo Horizonte

Close to Lake Pampulha, in one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods, Trevo, you can find a place in which traditional Mineiro cuisine can be enjoyed by all. Surely, its location well outside of the crowds and bustling noise of Central Belo Horizonte suits the rustic environment of Xapuri, a restaurant whose name references an …

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Fried dumplings are placed on a platter, on a star-shaped pattern.

Become a Mineiro as you try some of Beagá’s best pastries

Located in the Avenida do Contorno, the ring road that separates the planned center of Belo Horizonte from its surroundings, you can find a local landmark that has a special place in the heart and culinary culture of Mineiros. Certainly, despite not being as fancy as an upscale restaurant, Rei do Pastel is a must-go …

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