12 Jul '18, 12pm

Exploring Belo Horizonte #Brazil

Exploring Belo Horizonte #Brazil

The first settlers in what is now Belo Horizonte (map ), Brazil ‘s sixth largest city, were so in awe of the horizon, with the peaks of mountains in all directions, that they called the city Belo Horizonte or ‘Beautiful Horizon’. It was the first thing I looked out for when I arrived there: views of the horizon. Alas, the hilly landscape and urban sprawl made it difficult to catch a glimpse of the horizon. I was in ‘Bey-aga’ (as the locals call it) to speak at a conference but fortunately, I had some time to explore bits of this big city. What I found was a fascinating city with leafy parks and squares, broad tree-lined boulevards, eclectic architectural styles and laid-back people who love the little pleasures in life (like great beer and food!). Here are my suggestions for things to do in Belo Horizonte:

Full article: https://velvetescape.com/things-to-do-in-belo-horizonte/

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