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Affectionately nicknamed Beagá (BH) by its residents, Belo Horizonte came to the world modern. Belo Horizonte was the first brazilian city to be planned, and emerged at the end of the 19th century.
It was there that the architect Oscar Niemeyer designed one of his first creations, the Conjunto Arquitetônico da Pampulha, consisting of the Pampulha Church, the Yacht Tennis Club, the Casa de Baile (Dance House) and the Casino. Belo Horizonte is also home to one of his last works, the Presidente Tancredo Neves administrative city, built in 2010.
The gastronomy of Minas Gerais is an attraction in itself. Every visitor should try the feijão tropeiro (prepared with flour and sausage), the torresmo and the cachaça at the Central Market. There you will find these and other delights.
And don't forget to taste the traditional queijo minas, a cheese that is white and wet. This cheese is handmade since the 18th century, at local farms, and was recently declared a cultural heritage of Brazil by the Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional (Iphan).
Another great tour is the Praça da Liberdade cultural circuit,you can visit the Minas Gerais Memorial, the Liberdade Palace, the Banco do Brasil cultural center and the Minas Gerais Museum.
Belo Horizonte is also an excellent starting point for those who want to visit the historic cities of Minas Gerais: Ouro Preto, Diamantina, Mariana, Tiradentes and São João Del Rei. And, also nearby, is Brumadinho,you will find Inhotim a large open air museum with one of the most expressive contemporary art collections in the world.
How to get to ISEP
BH is served by two airports:
1. Confins (Aeroporto Internacional Tancredo Neves - CNF) Direct flights to the USA, the Caribbean, Europe and to most major cities in Brazil. It's located about 40 km downtown. To get to the city center there are two options:
Taxi: R$90-115 to the Hotel pre-purchased one of the kiosks in the departure hall. Conexão Aeroporto to Ouro Minas Hotel Choose "Ônibus Executivo" (R$ 29,40). The executive buses have WiFi as well. Information booths are available right outside the Airport waiting hall. Link: Conexão Aeroporto
2. Pampulha (Aeroporto Carlos Drummond de Andrade - PLU). For some domestic flights, especially within the state of Minas Gerais.
BH is a major national hub for bus travel. The bus terminal rodoviária is at downtown at the northern end of Av. Afonso Pena (avenue). Approximate travel times other capitals:
Rio de Janeiro - 7 hours
São Paulo - 8 hours