Minas Gerais

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  • 1. Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

    Funcionários | Museum/Gallery

    One of the largest cultural centers in Brazil, the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) hosts a well-curated series of exhibitions, music...Read More

  • 2. Conjunto Arquitetônico da Pampulha

    Pampulha | Museum/Gallery

    Oscar Niemeyer designed this modern 1940s complex, one of Belo Horizonte's don't-miss sights. On the banks of Lagoa da Pampulha, the Conjunto...Read More

  • 3. Museu da Inconfidência

    Centro | Museum/Gallery

    One of the best historical museums in Brazil, this former 18th-century prison and onetime city hall has great interactive computer and television...Read More

  • 4. Palácio da Liberdade

    Funcionários | Museum/Gallery

    Built in 1898, the French-style Liberdade Palace is the former headquarters of the Minas Gerais government. Today, it is the main venue of the...Read More

  • 5. Palácio das Artes

    Centro | Library/Archive

    Designed by Oscar Niemeyer and built in 1970, the Palace of the Arts is the most important cultural center in Belo Horizonte, comprising three...Read More

  • 6. Casa de Chica da Silva

    House/Mansion/Villa

    One of Brazil's wealthiest and most famous former slaves, Chica da Silva (also spelled Xica da Silva), lived in this colonial house with her...Read More

  • 7. Casa de Juscelino Kubitschek

    House/Mansion/Villa

    The humble childhood home of one of Brazil's most important 20th-century presidents—he was responsible for the construction of Brasília—is now...Read More

  • 8. Casa dos Contos

    Centro | Museum/Gallery

    This colonial site dating from the 1780s has had many uses: a prison, a tax collection center, and a coinage house, among others. It contains...Read More

  • 9. Centro de Cultura de Belo Horizonte

    Centro | Library/Archive

    The city's only example of the neo-Gothic style of Portuguese inspiration, this building was erected in 1914 to house the first legislative...Read More

  • 10. Museu Arquidiocesano de Arte Sacra de Mariana

    Museum/Gallery

    Wood and soapstone carvings by Aleijadinho and paintings by Ataíde are among the noteworthy items on exhibit at the Archdiocesan Museum of Sacred...Read More

  • 11. Museu da Liturgia

    Centro | Museum/Gallery

    The first liturgy museum in Latin America, with more than 430 pieces from the 18th to 20th centuries, including paintings, silverware, sculptures...Read More

  • 12. Museu de Artes e Ofícios

    Centro | Museum/Gallery

    In the main building of Belo's railway station, this museum has prompted the regeneration of the station's surrounding area since its opening...Read More

  • 13. Museu de Ciência e Técnica

    Centro | Museum/Gallery

    In the former governor's palace, the Museum of Science and Technology contains an enormous collection of stunning precious and semiprecious...Read More

  • 14. Museu de História Natural e Jardim Botânico

    Santa Inês | Museum/Gallery

    Although it has an area of nearly 150 acres with Brazilian fauna, flora, archaeology, and mineralogy, the main attraction of this museum run...Read More

  • 15. Museu de Mineralogia Professor Djalma Guimarães

    Funcionários | Museum/Gallery

    More than 3,000 pieces extracted from sites all over the world are on display in the mineralogy museum, which is housed in a postmodern steel...Read More

  • 16. Museu do Diamante

    Museum/Gallery

    The city's Diamond Museum, in a building that dates from 1789, displays equipment used in colonial-period mines. The items on exhibit here include...Read More

  • 17. Museu do Oratório

    Centro | Museum/Gallery

    Established in the historic house of the St. Carmel novitiate, once a home to Aleijadinho, this museum celebrates 18th- and 19th-century sacred...Read More

  • 18. Museu Histórico Abílio Barreto

    Cidade Jardim | Museum/Gallery

    Attached to an old colonial mansion, the Abílio Barreto Historical Museum (MHAB) presents permanent and temporary exhibitions about the city...Read More

  • 19. Museu Sant'Ana

    Museum/Gallery

    In a former public jail that was retored in the 1980s, this museum displays about 300 images of Santa Ana, produced in Europe and Brazil. In...Read More

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