Tourism is one of Minas Gerais’ strongest vocations, thanks to its immense cultural diversity and natural beauties. In Minas Gerais you can experience the XVIII century, mountains, mineral water cities, lakes, farms – the “Many Minas Gerais” described by Guimarães Rosa, a well -known writer .
There are more than 40 oficial tourist packages including 240 cities welcoming tourists. Minas Gerais’ gastronomy and warm welcome to visitors contribute to a favorable context in Minas Gerais, honored to be the choice of many people who want to rest, learn and have fun.
It is home to Brazil’s most important group of colonial heritage sites, where the city of Ouro Preto, the Historical Center of Diamantina and the Santuário do Bom Jesus de Matozinhos, in Congonhas, all located in the Central region of Minas Gerais, have been inscribed on World Heritage List by UNESCO.
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais capital – is the first planned city in Brazilian Republic History. Belo Horizonte main attractions include a diversified cultural scene, Pampulha (recently recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO), Praça da Liberdade cultural circuit, Inhotim ( 60 km far from Belo Horizonte), among other important sites to visit.
Unique because it transforms itself
pen to the public in 2006, the Inhotim Institute is a space that brings together, in a unique way, contemporary art, a botanic garden and human development. Located in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, 60 kilometers from the capital Belo Horizonte, it is an innovative and creative environment that invites the visitors to relate with the world with a more sustainable, conscious and transformative approach.
The structure and the organization of the space ensure a place to be revisited constantly. Other than break with the architecture and the exposition mode usually associated with conventional museums, the contact with the culture and the beauty of the landscapes propose a distinctive experience for the public. It is this singularity that has already taken more than 2 million people to visit Inhotim since its opening.
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Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by maestro Fabio Mechetti. Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra stands out for a dynamic calendar of events and has been gaining prominence in Brazil and internationally, with special attention to the superb Minas Gerais Home, Philharmonic´s new headquarters – an outstanding acoustic quality, launched in December, 2014.
Belo Horizonte is the home city of the Philharmonic and also the place where it performs regularly,
in Minas Gerais Room.
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Central Market of Belo Horizonte is one of the most sought after destinations of the city and receives everyday both visitors from all over the world as locals and gathers its shops and (more than 400) stores from leisure to fun in only one place. Walk through its thematic corridors like those of cheese, sweets, handcrafts, herbs, roots, religious items and get to know the squares such feijoada and the pineapple´s. Alongside colorful commercial stalls of always-fresh fruits and vegetables. The visitors have a full stock in a wide range of typical products, visitors can find guava paste, Cachaça and the famous Minas cheese.
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Pampulha: Cultural Heritage
Since its construction, Pampulha Modern Ensemble is a reference to the modern architecture in Brasil. It encompasses the artistic expression of Cândido Portinari, Alfredo Ceschiatti, Augusto Zamoyski, Paulo Werneck and José Alves Pedrosa and the landscape artistic work of Roberto Burle Marx.
The architect Oscar Niemeyer conceived this complex e that encompasses the Iate Tennis Club, a Cassino (current Pampulha Art Museum), the Casa do Baile and Saint Francis of Assisi Church.
The architectural complex is composed by the Pampulha Lake, landscaping by Burle Marx, the church of Saint Francis of Assisi, Pampulha Art Museum, the Casa do Baile, the Iate Tennis Club.
In addition to being one of the main public places of Minas Gerais’ capital dedicated to leisure, culture and tourism, the complex received in 2016 World Heritage Certificate from UNESCO.
Lady of Mercy Sanctuary
Our Lady of Mercy Sanctuary, 48 km from BH, is a scenery of beauty and natural wealth, on top of a mountain, 1,746 m high. The architectural, landscape, historical an cultural ensemble is part of the Brazilian Historical Heritage List.
The sanctuary holds the Patroness of MG, an 18th Century statue by Master Aleijadinho, and favours those who seek good gastronomy and peace of mind – one of the most beautiful views of the mountains in MG.
Minas Gerais, strong presence in Brazilian soccer
America Soccer Club
Founded on 30th, April, 1912, by a group of 13 and 14 year old boys, mostly students from “Gymnásio Anglo-Mineiro”, it became the first club of Minas Gerais to have its own stadium.
– Independence Stadium it is a modern multiuse arena, holding up to 25 thousand fans.
– Santa Luzia Training Center (230,000 m²)
– Lanna Drummond Training Center (154,000 m²).
Atletico Mineiro Club
The history of Atlético mixes with Belo Horizonte’s own history, the city was founded just 10 years before the club’s foundation, in 1908.
Atlético and Belo Horizonte grew and built a remarkable presence in the international scene.
Strengthened by the recent titles of the Libertadores Cup in 2013, South-American Recopa in 2014 and the Cup of Brazil also in 2014, Atlético is a great champion of Minas Gerais and has been playing Libertadores Cup, the major South American competition, for the fourth straight season. Throughout its existence, Galo has been known as a team of the people, which boosted its growth and made the Club the most traditional in the State.
Among the best in the world – In the World Ranking of Clubs published on March 2014, by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), Galo was the best South-American club and the sixth in the world.
Renowned as being one of the most complete training facilities in the world, the City of Galo was the headquarters for the Argentinian National Team during FIFA 2014 World Cup.
In 2010, after a detailed study, the sports-channel SportTV, in a partnership with the University of Viçosa (UFV), named the City of Galo the best training center in Brazil.
Cruzeiro Sporte Club
Established in 1921 under the name of Societá Sportiva Palestra Itália, in the city of Belo Horizonte MG, the new name Cruzeiro Sport Club dates back to 1942.
Cruzeiro has one of the most modern football structures of Latin America. There are 2 training centers, 2 leisure clubs for the associates and one modern administrative headquarters.
Toca da Raposa 1 – youth team training center
Operating since 1973, it was the first modern training center in Brazil and Tele Santana’s Brazil National Football Team chose it during preparations for the 1982 and 1986 World Cups.
It has an exclusive hotel for international players (for 60 people) , four pitches, a gym, medical facility, dentistry and nutritional departments, physiotherapy room, auditorium, restaurant and swimming pool.
Toca da Raposa 2 – main team training center
It has been operating since 2002 and has an area of 86 thousand square feet, four official training fields, three locker rooms, hotel, restaurant, movie theater, game room, and an advanced center of Rehabilitation.
Minas Gerais, a place to play sports
Minas Tennis Club
Minas Tennis Club was founded on 15th November, 1935. Currently, it comprises two urban units – Minas I and Minas II – a country unit – Minas Country and Minas Tennis Nautical Club.
Morro do Chapeu Golf Club
As a leisure infrastructure, the Morro do Chapeu Golf Club condominium has a complete sporting club, golf course, office, restaurant and grocery stores that offer its residents and tenants comfort, security and peace of mind
The course has 18 holes. It was designed in Japan and built 40 years ago.