Belo Horizonte Facts
- Established: December 12 1897
- Nickname: BH (pronounced “beagá”)
- Region State: Minas Gerais
- Population: 2,479,175
- Temperature Average: around 15-25 °C
- Stadium: Estádio Mineirão
Belo Horizonte World Cup Poster
The Belo Horizonte World Cup poster shows 2 dark blue objects. Both refer to the Igreja São Francisco de Assis (Church of Saint Francis of Assisi): 1 of the best known tourist attractions in the city. The colourful birds and flowers create the optical illusion effect of a ball due to the black colour in each item. If you look close at the poster, you can see in the back a part of the Belo Horizonte Mineirão stadium which will host 6 World Cup matches.
Matches To Be Played: 6
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Belo Horizonte: 4 Things You Have to See
FIFA Fan Fest
FIFA’s Fan Fests include huge screens where fans can watch the World Cup matches together. The Fan Fest in Belo Horizonte can be found in Expominas, in the Gameleira district.
The Pampulha complex contains aside the Mineirão stadium, many of Belo Horizonte’s cultural landmarks such as the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, the Mineirinho Arena. Church of Saint Francis of Assisi and the Museum of Modern Art. Many of these buildings were designed by Oscar Niemeyer. It’s located in Avenida Otacílio Negrão de Lima, in district Pampulha
Liberdade Square Circuit
In the Liberdade Square Circuit, a complex with cultural venues, you get to know a little about Belo Horizonte’s history. Among other buildings, you can also find the Liberdade Palace.
The Inhotim museum and gardens contain an impressive artistic collection including around 500 pieces of work, from over 100 artists, from 30 different countries. The landscap is impressive as well with lots of diversity. It’s located in Rua B, 20 – Brumadinho /Minas Gerais.
Phone: +55 31 3571-9700/ 3571-6638/ 3223-8224
Did You Know Belo Horizonte:
- Is the capital of state Minais Gerais
- Means literally ‘Beautiful Horizon’
- Is the 6th most populous city in Brazil
- Is the 3rd largest metropolitan area in Brazil
- Is internationally know as ‘bar capital of Brazil’
- Contains headquarters of Google and other famous companies
- Is the birth city of current president Dilma Rousseff
- Was a host city in the 1950 World Cup
- Was a host city in the 2013 Confederations Cup
- Will be used to host the 2016 summer Olympics
- Has a popular saying: “Não tem mares, tem bares.” (there are no seas, there are bars”)