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

    Historic Home

    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

    Historic Home

    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


    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


    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


    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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