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Belo Horizonte is known for Brazilians just BH is the sixth largest city in the country. It was the first Brazilian city to be planned and emerged in 19th century with a population reaching more than 5 million people. The city lies in the center of the Minas Gerais state represents a great amalgamation of traditions and modernity with hospitable inhabitants always welcoming and encouraging visitors to come and explore this beautiful city. The city also offers an excellent starting point to visit various historic cities. It is also renowned for its panoramic beauty decked with valleys and mountains which all make it an incredible sight which still has not lost its charm with a blend of cosmopolitan feel with busy nightlife and gastronomic delights which all make it a great place to visit. So fly to Belo Horizonte and enjoy a great holiday.
Belo Horizonte is entirely a new city which s modelled on Washington DC and the meaning of its name is beautiful horizon where you come across its beautiful attractions. Visit the Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) is a must-visit for travellers to know about the rich cultural heritage of the city. Do visit the Circuito Cultural Praca da Liberdade which is an absolute cultural highlight of the city which has eleven museums and cultural spaces celebrating the art, culture, architecture and history. You surely love to visit the Pampulha Modern Ensemble which is an incredible world cultural heritage site holds four beautiful buildings designed by the eminent architect Oscar Niemeyer with innovative artists. The entire ensemble creates a beautiful and stunning landscape which has a Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, the Casino, the Casa do Baile and the Yacht Golf Club. If you want to know about the rich past of the city then do visit the Abilio Berreto Historical Museum. Enjoy a guided tour of the city that concentrates on the beautiful landmarks of the city like Liberty Palace and Pope Plaza, a Complex of Oscar Niemeyer, Casa de JK, the Museum of Fine Arts and finishes at the cultural delight of the central market from where you can pick your choicest souvenirs and food.
From a weather perspective the best time of the year to visit Belo Horizonte is the dry months from April to September when the weather is cooler and humidity levels are also quite low. The months of April and May are also good for those looking for fun-filled outdoor activities and local celebrations. The busiest months for tourism in Brazil is July followed by January and June when the prices for hotels and flights are quite expensive whereas October is least expensive.
There are no direct flights from London, United Kingdom to Belo Horizonte. Major airlines that offer flights to Belo Horizonte are Tap Air Portugal, KLM, Air France, Air Europa, Lufthansa, SWISS and LATAM etc. Most popular connecting city when flying from London, United Kingdom to Belo Horizonte is Sao Paulo. If you are flying from London to Belo Horizonte Friday is the cheapest day whereas Thursday is the most expensive one.
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