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Brazil travel: Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte has approximately 2.5 million inhabitants and is the capital of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Oscar Niemeyer designed and structured the city perfectly by creating buildings, parks and artificial lakes to become a picture-perfect cityscape. Belo Horizonte is known for a high quality of life and a well developed, european-like transport system. Make sure you explore all the sights of the city on your Brazil trip. Stroll in the centre on the palm-lined “Praca da Liberdade” (Freedom square).  Relax in the largest green area, the “Parque de Mangabeiras”, or visit one of the numerous, architecturally stunning museums. The name of the city and its literal meaning is “beautiful horizon”. This name originates from the wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and breathtaking landscape and the surrounding mountains where you can see the interesting division of the city. The centre of Belo Horizonte is designed like a chessboard and is divided into many square arranged streets and places. Based on the country´s motto “Ordem e progresso” in the Brazilian flag, the cityscape serves as prime example of “order and progress“. The climate in Belo Horizonte is relatively dry during the months of May to September. In the summer months, however, the humidity is higher and sometimes the temperature can reach 30 degrees celsius. Winter from June to August is quite mild.

Brazil Map Belo Horizonte

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