Fly To Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Belo Horizonte, Brazil, is locally known as Bay-Agah. The city was named for its stunning views of the nearby mountains which make for a great place to view the sunsets. In Belo you can walk down vibrant, cosmopolitan streets, enjoy fine restaurants, stroll through the densely packed markets and even attend a concert or visit a museum.
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Visa Requirements and SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders do not require a Visa for Brazil. Ensure that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date. Also make sure that you have at least 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African Embassy in Brazil can be found in Brasilia at Av. Das Nacoes Qd. 801, lote 6, 70406-900, Brasilia. Phone: +55-61-312-9500.
See and do
Be aware that in Belo, many of the museums and attractions are closed on Mondays.
To see some of the architectural highlights of modern Brazil, visit Pampulha. The 1940s neighbourhood houses the Sao Francisco de Assis Church, an amusement park and the Tenis Clube. Mangabeiras Park is brilliant for nature lovers and family outings and Praca da Liberade, a palm-tree lined square, offers interesting 19th century buildings including the State Government. The museum of Arts and Crafts shows a collection of popular Brazilian works and Alta Vila Tower is great for a 360 degree view of Belo Horizonte and the surrounding mountains. There’s a Hard Rock Café on the main floor.
Parque Municipal is a green oasis in the centre of downtown and is based on French parks, complete with lagoons where you can rent a boat or just stroll and feed the ducks. There is an amusement park and two other children’s facilities. Museu de Ciencias Naturais offers visitors the chance to see exhibits of whales, molluscs and more.
If you love shopping, you’ll love Belo Horizonte! BH Shopping is the oldest centre in town with shops, food and a cinema as well as a gaming area. For a more traditional experience, head to Mercado Central, a market where you can pick up fresh cheeses, meats, tofu, religious articles, souvenirs and more.
If you’d like to get around Belo on foot, take a map – it’s too easy to take a wrong turn. Wear comfortable shoes to get up and down the streets and at night, stick to the main avenues and streets. The city is well served by buses which circulate downtown and some go to the outlying neighbourhoods. There is a train system that snakes through the city but it doesn’t cover the entire city and the stations can be dangerous. Rather take a taxi in Belo Horizonte. They have one of the best fleets in Latin America and the service is fairly cheap.