Belo Horizonte, Metropolis on the Horizon
In many ways
Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais(‘General Mines’), feels like a mini Sao Paulo.
'Mini' is of course a relative term, because the metropolitan population of Belo Horizonte is still the 3rd largest in Brazil.
Belo Horizonte is a young, modern industrial city, which is renowned worldwide for its visionary architecture.
Like in many other Brazilian cities, in Belo Horizonte the name of Oscar Niemeyer is intertwined with the local city planning.
You will find the best examples of Niemeyer's designs and urban projects in the
suburb of Pampulha. But Belo Horizonte is much more than just being the blueprint for Brazil's young capital Brasilia!
Belo Horizonte has a vibrant nightlife and arts scene, some excellent museums, a cosmopolitan buzz and a pleasant climate. Moreover, it is centrally located and therefore a convenient springboard to a few of
Brasil’s most picturesque historical colonial towns, like Ouro Preto.
In 2014, Belo Horizonte will be a host city of
FIFA World Cup Brazil.
More info on other host cities of 2014 FIFA World Cup