The first planned city in Brazil : BELO HORIZONTE

The capital of Minas Gerais was the first planned city in the country and it differs from other older cities in that its architectural diversity remains embedded in the original grid plan: wide streets and avenues and symmetrical blocks.

Built in the late 19th century, Belo Horizonte is well known for its economic potential which attracts thousands of business tourists every year. The pleasant climate, beautiful landscape and eclectic architecture make Belo Horizonte a special city.

Belo Horizonte is famous for its green areas and hiking trails, for its vibrant and diversified cultural life and for the hospitality of its people. This is a destination that offers big surprises with its natural and architectural attractions.

By The 2014 FIFA World Cup, Belo Horizonte’s hospitality sector will have undergone a tremendous expansion, as will the area within 80 km of the capital. Half of the new hotels are standard five and four stars. At least 30% of them are expected to have convention centres capable of accommodating from 120 to 2,000 people. Investments of this kind in hotels, further reinforce Minas’ propensity for business tourism.



Leila Monteiro Lins

Leila has more than 30 years of experience in journalism and marketing, including media relations, event planning and the development of communication strategies. In April 2010, LML launched Discover magazine in Canada.

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