Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte
Belo Horizonte The Essential

Considered by some as the city offering the best quality of life in the whole of Latin America, Belo Horizonte is a world away from the urban chaos that sometimes seems to sum up Rio or São Paulo. A few gems of Modernist architecture, designed by Niemeyer, provide an excellent foretaste of the state's Baroque cities. Most travellers only pass through, but if you decide to linger you might be pleasantly surprised by its cultural and culinary wealth. On another note, BH (pronounced "beyaga") is also famous for its nightlife... and its football club.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Belo Horizonte
Praça Tiradentes
Praça Tiradentes
The Praça Tiradentes, where the head of
60 minutes
Igreja São Francisco de Assis
Igreja São Francisco de Assis
If you only see one church in Ouro Preto
60 minutes
Igreja São Francisco de Assis
Igreja São Francisco de Assis
The astonishing curves of the Igreja São
60 minutes
Igreja de N. S. do Pilar
Igreja de N. S. do Pilar
You would never guess from the
60 minutes
Igreja N. S. do Carmo
Igreja N. S. do Carmo
The Igreja N. S. do Carmo (18C) stands
30 minutes
Capela de N. S. do Rosário do Padre Faria
Capela de N. S. do Rosário do Padre Faria
Looking at the outside of this modest
30 minutes