Belo Horizonte Travel Guide

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Belo Horizonte Things to Do

  • Visiting the historic cities...

    Visiting the historic cities close to BH is a must. Ouro Preto, Tiradentes, Mariana, Congonhas do Campo (Aleijadinho's sculptures).Rich colonial architecture, coble stone streets, awesome local food, shopping for precious stones and crafts.

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  • São Tomé is a great place to...

    São Tomé is a great place to adventure and exoterism.The atmosphere is something 'hippie', you can smell aromatic fumes almost everywhere, exoteric art, Peruvian clothes and workmanship.By the other side, there are lots of caves to explore,rivers,waterfalls...The most exciting place is the Carimbado Caverne.Many people say that it is a passage to...

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  • This is the Palacio, what...

    This is the Palacio, what grand and beautiful architecture. Truly a lost art. These kinds of buildings are all that is left of the wonderfully artistic genius of our past.

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Belo Horizonte Restaurants

  • There are many restaurants,...

    There are many restaurants, try 'O Alquimista'Is in a beautiful stone house... Almost all restaurant are specialist in Comida Mineira, Mireira's food, food of the State of Minas Gerais. This is pork, beef, cabbage,rice, with delicious flavors, and all made in stone pan.

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  • I am treating this as a...

    I am treating this as a travelogue as it is a huge list of every imaginable type of restaurant. [:-0-:] - RESTAURANTS

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Belo Horizonte Nightlife

  • Praca Savassi is the place to...

    Praca Savassi is the place to be.IThe area around this praca is just full of great restaurants and pubs. I sat all day in one of their open air pub/restaurant and met quite a few locals. Ended drinking till the midnight. Needless to say, I had a ball!! Neat casual.

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  • The Savassi District is loaded...

    The Savassi District is loaded with nightclubs but I am not much of a club type so got you a list. When you get there, a few inquires will suffice CASAS NOTURNAS NIGHT LIFE ESTABLECIMIENTOS NOCTURNOS EXCESS CLUB MIX - R. Antônio de Albuquerque, 729 - Savassi Phone: 3225.2353 NEW SAGITARIUS NIGHT CLUB - R. Alfenas, 27 - Mangabeiras Phone:...

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Belo Horizonte Transportation

  • This city has no underground...

    This city has no underground train system. But it has a very good public bus system. You must know the system though. The buses come indifferent colours, red, yellow and blue. They follow particular routes. It's easy to get lost in the city.

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  • The only way to get there is...

    The only way to get there is by car, from São Paulo or Belo Horizonte.1.Rent a Jeep, or a Offroad.2.By Bicycle3. trekking aroud, keep walking, it is good to your health.

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  • Easiest and most comfortable...

    Easiest and most comfortable is to take a salon de cama which is a bus that allows you to stretch out, much like a sleeper on a train. Not a bad way to go. The city has a major airport as well, the roads to Rio are good.

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Belo Horizonte Warnings and Dangers

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    by Ramonq Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Although the map looks like the city is well planned on a flat surface, in fact, this is a very hilly city. If you have a weak circulatory system, you will struggle going uphill. You better get to know the bus system!

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Belo Horizonte Tourist Traps

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    by pjallittle Written Aug 24, 2002

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    It is very easy to get caught up in the matter of precious and semi-precious stones as this is one of the principal sources of these in Brazil.

    There are a couple of competing entities who are prominent throughout all of Brazil's major cities. Their representatives and representation is seen in the finer hotels, they regularly have a team of sales people working the cruises, actually boarding the ships that make stops at Brazilian ports.

    I'm not suggesting that their activity is wrong, to the contrary, they are a wonderful source of a wealth of information. More than that, if you happen to be on a cruise ship, either of these competitors will offer to take you on a complete and comprehensive tour of the city.

    The trade off is that they want you to come to their showroom. Both of them have wonderful and creative simulations right at their showrooms which will give you a thumbnail virtual tour of a real mining operation. It is, of course, very well done.

    We thoroughly enjoyed their company both on and off the ship. But do understand, they are consummate professionals and this is their business. They make their living by the carrot and stick method, luring you to their showroom and bending every effort to sell you a ring, a necklace, tiara, you name it and they can deliver.

    If you know how to contain yourselves, this is a source of very inexpensive ways of getting a half day tour, but go in with your eyes wide open. When they start to pout, gently remind them how often they told you there was no obligation.

    We enjoyed their company both on and off the ship, had wonderful tours of both Rio de Janeiro and Recife and learned a little about the way to indentify the better from lesser quality gems. In the world of fine gems, they speak often of the Three C's, cut, clarity and carat. I would modify that to Cut, Clarity , and most important of all, CAREFUL.

    Let's find out little more about this subject of gems. Visit with me at the travelogue which has been prepared.

    MINAS GERAIS.[:-0-:]

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  • These are the streets of...

    These are the streets of Tiradentes. A tiny town full of charm. Walking around the coble stone streets and remembering our Brazilian history.

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  • Walk in the the Praca de...

    Walk in the the Praca de Liberdade (pictured above) This is a very nice area of Belo Horizonte lined with very tall palm trees. At the end of this park is the Palacio da Liberdade,a French style mansion. The friendly people of Belo Horizonte. I made a few friends there, just by hanging around the pubs in Savassi.

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  • It is important to say that...

    It is important to say that this page is for São Tomé das Letras, a exotic little town nailed in the top of a giant rock, a big single rock. Coming by the road, seeing the town in top of that rock...I miss a picture of it!!

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