Founded in 1897, the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte
is surrounded by mountains and built on rolling hills
and is the 3rd largest city in Brazil. Belo Horizonte
is the capital of Minas Ferais state and is home to almost
2.4 million people. Belo Horizonte or "Beaga"
as it is better known comes from the Portuguese language
and means "beautiful horizon". It's mapped
with well organised tree-lined streets even though these
roads rise and fall not so unlike they do in San
Fransisco, California. Sometimes this can be confusing
to the unsuspecting tourist so it's good to be aware of
landmarks when winding your way around. There is also
a significant amount of green space found in the city
and the locals take pride in that and often wile away
afternoons in the parks dotting the area.
The 852m elevation helps a little in cooling the city
down but the Belo Horizonte climate s tropical altitude
with average temperatures around 18 degrees to roughly
23 degrees celsius. In Belo Horizonte Brazil September
sees the beginning of spring, summer falls in December,
autumn in March and winter in June. Though there are defined
seasons in this region, many people look at it as they
would any other tropical or sub-tropical location-hot
and hotter! The coldest month is usually July and the
hottest is usually January with the highest temperatures
recorded of 35.4C.
Belo Horizonte Brazil has alot of really interesting cultural landmarks. The neighborhood is a planned one and surrounds a man-made lake with lots of contemporary Brazilian architecture to check out. Belo Horizonte Brazil also benefits from a "School and Community Vegetable Planting Project" which encourages the local people to grow food on unused and underused plots of land. When choosing your hotel Belo Horizonte offers a great selection . From five star hotels to mid-range accommodation and self -service flats you can find exactly what you"re looking for to suit your needs. Whatever your choice of hotel Belo Horizonte encompasses a lively cultural calender and hectic night life with discos, open air bars and an excellent variety of restaurants which are action-packed throughout the evenings and into the night.. The Savassi district is noted for its array of upscale clubs and discos with entertainment usually beginning later in the evening and continuing into the wee hours of the morning.
Your flight to Belo Horizonte can easily be arranged by travel agent or even on your own. Numerous flights go to and from Tancredo Neves International Airport (CNF) every day. This airport is more commonly known as Confins National Airport and is located 45 minutes from downtown Belo Horizonte. This airport is currently the busiest and largest one of its kind in the state of Minas Gerais. It is said to be the finest and best equipped international airports in Latin America however it continuesto be the least used airport in Brazil. There are a few international flights and lotsof domestic flights arriving and departing from the airport. It's common for tourists to fly into Sao Paulo Guerluhos International and take a connecting flight to Belo Horizonte. Your flight to Belo Horizonte can be arranged from any international airport in Brazil. Belo Horizonte is a city in which much awaits to be discovered from historical and charming parts of the city, excellent shopping districts, boundless entertainment and cuisine to delight every palate.