Minas Gerais - Brazil
Pampulha, São Francisco Church (Oscar Niemeyer), Praça da Liberdade, Praça do Papa, Central Market, Museums.
Belo Horizonte is a planned city and disposes about one of the biggest architectural complexes of Oscar Niemeyer in Brasil, most buildings of that complex are situated at the Pampulha Lagoon. The Pampulha Modern Ensemble was the centre of a visionary garden city project created in 1940 at Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais State. Designed around an artificial lake, this cultural and leisure centre included a casino, a ballroom, the Golf Yacht Club and the São Francisco de Assis church. The buildings were designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, in collaboration with innovative artists. The Ensemble comprises bold forms that exploit the plastic potential of concrete, while fusing architecture, landscape design, sculpture and painting into a harmonious whole. Since 2016 it is UNESCO World Heritage.
alf day tour in the morning or in the evening
Private Tour: Every day!
Alternative itinerary on Sundays and Mondays!
On Sundays we recommend the arts and crafts of the Hippie Market!
09:00AM - Meeting point: Hotel or Residence
09:15AM - Arrival at the Pampulha Lagoon and visit to the architectural complex of Oscar Niemeyer (Casa do Baile, the church of São Francisco, Mineirão Stadium, Casa de JK (Ex-President of Brazil) and Museum of Modern Arts).
Transfer to the Liberty Plaza (Praça da Liberdade): On Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays it is possible to visit the Liberty Palace (Palácio da Liberade). Transfer to the Pope Plaza (Praça do Papa) and the Mangabeiras viewpoint. Than we drive down the Afonso Pena Avenue (passing the Arts Palace, the Automobile Club, the Music Conservatory and the Central Park) and head to the famous central market, known for it's souvenirs and typical food.
01:00PM - Lunch
02:00PM - Arrival at the Hotel or Residence
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel in Belo Horizonte or in any other convenient location in downtown. Upon request, pick up from the airport is available. Please send an inquiry!
End location: Hotel
Duration: 5 hours
Fiat Doblò Mini Van - Airbag, ABS, Air condition
Estimated Local Cash Needed
120 Brazilian Real - Souvenirs, Drinks, Food
I work mostly as driver-guide using a comfortable Mini Van. I also offer customized tours in vans or jeeps. Feel free to send me your inquiry!
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Severin was unavailable so Mateus was our guide and he was fantastic. We had a jammed-packed 5 hours of experiences, where Mateus ensured we were never in the car for too long, which is a challenge in a city that is quite sprawling. Mateus had a wonderful knowledge of history as well, which really engaged our group. We only had a spare day from our business trip and we left feeling we got to know so much more about Belo Horizonte.