Belo Horizonte was planned to take the place of Ouro Preto as the Capital of Minas Gerais, which happened in 1897.
BH is one of the biggest cities in Brazil, with a population of approximately 2.5 millions, and recently has hosted many national and international events.
Belo Horizonte was ranked as the city with the best quality of life in Latin America and is top 45 of 100 as best city in the world to live.
The city is well known by its regular weather during all seasons of the year, with an average temperature of 23°C.
The most famous places to visit are the Pampulha Architectural Complex, the Liberty Square, the Museological Complex of Inhotim, the Central Market, and the Mineirão Stadium.
Igreja da Pampulha
Praça da Liberdade
Praça do Papa