Belo Horizonte Journals

Wecome to Belo Horizonte-Land of Minerals

A travel journal to Belo Horizonte by ademir

Quote: This beautiful city is such of most cities in Brazil. It is bound by alot of history and culture. For your information, Belo Horizonte, means: Beautiful Horizon

Wecome to Belo Horizonte-Land of Minerals

Overview

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You could easily enjoy a great game of soccer played by Clube Atletico Mineiro or by Cruzeiro Esportes Clube. A short distance could take you to a city called Ouro Preto 'Black Gold.' It is very cultural as a visit there. The night clubs are very good too. Make sure that you read about local heros; Tiradentes and Aleijadinho. Quick Tips: Make sure that you enjoy the many side trips while traveling in Minas Gerais, 'General Mines.' It is still rich in mineral deposits to this day. Best Way To Get Around: Public transportaion is always very inexpensive, especially with the raise in the US dollar in comparison to the brazilian Real. I suggest buses since it is always a perfect ...Read More

Grandville Hotel

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Hotel

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All of the guest rooms are comfortable and nicely equipped to give a feeling of being home while away from home. The hotel also has a variety of facilities and services that are sure to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers. The Grandville is a modern, superior, first-class high-rise, city centre hotel. Facilities at the hotel include an international restaurant with piano Scotch bar and 24-hour snack bar. The Grandville features a rooftop swimming pool with sauna and bar. Its conference facilities can accommodate up to 700 people. Situated distances are Confins Airport- 25 miles, Pampulha Airport- 7 miles, Ouro Preto- 60 miles away. You may send a fax to them with other i...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 11, 2000

Grandville Hotel
Rua Espirito Santo 901
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
031-2481000

Ouro Minas Palace

Hotel | "Ouro Minas Palace Hotel"

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The Ouro Minas Palace is a deluxe, five-star hotel in Belo Horizonte. The hotel has a heated swimming pool, running waterfalls, a turkish bath and a fitness center with a personal trainer. The Ouro Minas Palace is located in a shopping area, just 20 miles from the Tancredo Neves International Airport and 6 miles from the Pampulha Airport

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 11, 2000

Ouro Minas Palace
AV CRISTIANO MACHADO 4001
Belo Horizonte, Brazil 31910-810
55 31 34294001

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This 88-room hotel has TDD Telephone Machine, radio, mini bar, connecting rooms, hairdryers available, double bed, air-conditioned, outdoor pool, heated pool, solarium, sauna, indoor parking, exercise gym, and business center. Located in the financial and cultural center of the city near all of its main attractions, the Sol Belo Horizonte provides excellent services.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 11, 2000

Sol Belo Horizonte
Rua da Bahia, 1040
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
+55 (31) 3311-1300

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The 141-room Hilton Brasilton Contagem is strategtically positioned near the industrial areas of Contagem & Belo Horizonte, only 20 minutes from the city and a 50 minute drive from Confins International Airport. Recreational facilites include an outdoor swimming pool, sauna and floodlit tennis court and a fully equipped Fitness Centre. All rooms have air-conditioning and cable TV. A ballroom and six meeting rooms can cater for up to 400 guests.

24hr room service, bar, complimentary parking, rooms for disabled, mini bar in room, non-smoking rooms, outdoor pool, TV with cable, tennis, guest window opens, weight equipment, whirlpool, sauna, lounge.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 11, 2000

Hilton Brasilton Contagem
Rodovia Fernao Dias 3443
Belo Horizonte, Brazil 32.241-410
+55 (31) 2104-4000

Chalezinho

Restaurant

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This location resembles a swiss chalet and filled with candlelit dinners and great wine. Piano music everyday as well as 'fondues,' rich in flavor. The climate inside is pure romance.

They are open at 6 pm every day of the year.
They are located beside Sotao(another good place).

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 11, 2000

Chalezinho
Alameda de Serra,18- Seis Pistas
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
286-3155

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The Mineiro Athletic Clube of soccer is also known locally as Galo; 'Cock', a fighting rooster. A strong mascot rooster which symbolizes a revenger to fight to the end. Most of their games are played at Governor Magalhaes Pinto Stadium, also known as Mineirao. It is the second largest covered stadium in the world and can serve 90,000 spectators due to safety. Before, it was common to hold 130,000 spectators. They also play at a smaller stadium called; Raimundo Sampaio Stadim, locally known as Independencia. You are to see a good game of soccer as this team is known to win a ratio of almost 60% of its games. Some good close games are best to view, so as to be more exciting. Galoucura is Atletico...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 11, 2000

Soccer- Clube Atletico Mineiro
Mineirao-Governor Magalhaes Pinto Stadium
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

A Obra

Attraction

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A Obra is a mixture of show/nightclub and bar with facilities to serve 200 clients. They are open Wednesday to Saturday,from 9:30 pm until the last client departs in the very early next morning hours. They offer live bands as well as dj's. The most interesting segment of this bar is that all tables are not separated in the noraml fashion, but closely placed beside each other to allow for more meeting of new friends. The club is located almost on the corner intersection of Avenida Getulio Vargas, in the suburb called Savassi. On Wednesdays:no cover charge-must spend $3Real. Thursday:$3 Real cover charge-must spend $3Real. Fridays:$4 Real cover charge-must spend $4 Real....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 11, 2000

A Obra
Rua Rio Grande do Norte savassi
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Bar Bem Brasil

Attraction

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Bar Bem Brasil is a small outdoor cafe style gathering place. It is reasonably priced and you will not miss their sign. It looks like a 50-story billboard. LOL They are located at the corner of Avenida General Carlos Guedes, a continuation of Avenida Portugal. Their meals are very good and a good beer doesn't hurt too. Their Coxinha and Quibe are good. They are arabic battered snacks, filled with superb meat and seasonings. Be careful not to drink to much of a native type of drink called 'pinga', distilled from pure sugercane. It has a kick you will not want to receive. Try it with some salt and lemon. Some brands go down smooth and (you think) weak, but try to stand u...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 11, 2000

Bar Bem Brasil
Rua dos Bacuraus, 02 - Planalto
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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Belo Horizonte, the first modern Brazilian city to spring from an architect's drawing board, was especially designed for its role as the capital of the state of Minas Gerais. Its wide, landscaped avenues and carefully planned residential suburbs have, however, suffered the impact of the country's high rate of urbanization. Belo Horizonte is the distribution and processing center of a rich agricultural and mining region and the nucleus of a burgeoning industrial complex. Its chief manufactures are steel, steel products, automobiles, and textiles. Gold, manganese, and gem stones of the surrounding region are processed in the city. Belo Horizonte is also a leading cultural center, with three universities...Read More