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How to get to Belo Horizonte:
There are some Airlines that fly to Belo Horizonte from outside of Brazil. Here is a list:
It has at least two or more daily flights to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
To learn which companies Fly to these cities, see the “about” section of each city or scroll down below to the "Learn More About Related Destinations".
Belo Horizonte or as known for the Brazilians just BH, is little over a century old. With a metropolitan population reaching more than 5 million, Its layout features square sections drawn out by broad avenues, intersected diagonally by smaller streets. The city lies in the center of the Minas Gerais state, and is intended to bring together the many parts of this very diverse state.
Modern, with high quality infrastructure and a vast range of services, Belo Horizonte has been consolidating its position as a center for touristic promotion. Balancing itself between tradition and modernity, Belo Horizonte houses hospitable inhabitants with deep values and affections, which are trademark traits of the people of this State. This friendliness becomes an attraction by itself, always welcoming and encouraging visitors to come back.
What to see:
Belo Horizonte (Beautiful Horizon) earn its name because of the panoramic view you can see there. Its valleys and mountains make for an incredible sight. Even though Belo Horizonte is the third biggest city in Brazil, it hasn’t lost its charm. You will feel in a cosmopolitan city when walking down its streets, which holds international restaurant and bars, frequently crowded during the weekends, with a busy nightlife. Places like Palacio das Artes and Inhotim are a must during your trip there!
Climate and Temperature in Belo Horizonte:
The Climate in Belo Horizonte is warm, like most cities in the the southwest of Brazil.
The Average maximum temperature is around 29 Degrees Celsius or 82 Degrees Fahrenheit. The Minimum average revolves around 13 Degrees Celsius or 58 Degrees Fahrenheit.
The Rainy season is in January, February, March, October, November and December.
Average Minimum and Maximum Temperature Over The Year In Celsius
Average Minimum and Maximum Temperature Over The Year In Fahrenheit
Average Monthly Rainy Days Over the Year
*Graphs courtesy of World Wheather & Climate Information
The best time to go:
The best time to visit Belo Horizonte is from March to August. From October to February it rains quite a bit, and it is often foggy. July, August and September are the coolest months.
What to try from the local cuisine:
Pão de Queijo:
Pão de queijo or “cheese bread” is a traditional brazilian snack, originally from the state of Minas Gerais. It is customary to serve it with coffee in the afternoon. This light and fluffy cheese puffs are best served warm right off the oven.
Is a traditional dish from the region of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Feijão Tropeiro combines dried beans sautéed with typical Brazilian ingredients like cassava flour, scallions, eggs, and bacon.
Local Time is UCT/GMT – 3. During Daylight savings, from mid-october through mid-February. Exact dates vary as the time change is always on Saturdays.
Currency is the same all over Brazil - BRL – R$ - Brazilian Reais. Pronounced as Re-eyes (plural) or Re-owl (singular). No establishment accepts payment in any currency other than BRL.
Tap water is not drinkable. You should only drink bottled water. That is what you’ll be served when you ask for “water” anywhere you go.