Tours in Belo Horizonte
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Half Day City Tour to Belo Horizonte

Duration: 03 hours Deartures: at 9am and 2pm

Frequency: Daily

It was the first Brazilian city to be built (1897) upon an urban plan. At present, the city has 2,5 milion inhabitants. Belo Horizonte is the country's second industrial center, producing steel, cement, automobiles and exporting iron ore, manganese, nickel, uranium and precious stones.

Highlights:
Pampulha Lake: a district where one can see the first works by the archictect Niemeyer, landscape projects by Burle Marx and paintings by Portinari. This district is looked upon as an early example of contempory architecture in Brazil, which reached its climax in Brasilia. Visit the Church of Saint Francis of Assissi, Museum of Art and the Soccer Stadium.

 
Full Day Tour to Ouro Preto with lunch

Duration: 09 hours

Departures: 9am
Frequency: Daily Except on Mondays,Jan 1st,Apr 21st,Dec 25th and Ash Wednesday
Founded in 1698, Ouro Preto is the masterpiece of colonial architecture in Brazil. Declared by UNESCO as a "Cultural Patrimony of Mankind". Due to its distance from the coast and the exhaustion of the mines after 1789,it is the one town in Brazil to remain as an outstanding artistic and architectural example of that era. Along the same period, there developed liberation movements inspired by the Iluminism ideas and the concreet example of the American Revolution.

Sightseeing:
· Church of St. Francis of Assissi: An example of Brazilian religious architecture, designed by Aleijadinho, with wood and soapstone sculptures by the same artist.
· Museum of the School of Mines: a complete mineralogical view of Brazil, in addition to displays of geological artifacts from the other countries.
· Church of Our Lady of the Pilar: a church that marked the culmination of Golden Age architecture,with carved works painted entirely in gold. Taste the typical dishes of the region: "Feijão Tropeiro and Tutu a Mineira".
· Oratorio Museum
· Opera House

 
Full Day Tour to Ouro Preto & Mariana with lunch

Duration: 08 hours

Departure: 09am
Frequency: Daily
The enchanted city, founded in 1696, was, for a short time the capital of State of Minas Gerais. It was originaly called Royal Village of Our Lady of Carmel. In 1745 it received its present name which was in honor of Queen Maria Ana. A walk down its picturesque streets allows you to see houses which date from the beginning of the XVIII century, with their balconies of wood, iron and even soapstone.
In Minas Gerais Plaza, the churches of St. Francis of Assissi with its richly sculptured door, our Lady of Carmel, the City Hall and the Pillory can be found.
 
2 Days Package to Belo Horizonte and Ouro Preto
2 days/1 night package
Day 1 Belo Horizonte
Meeting at airport and transfer to hotel.
City Tour:
BELO HORIZONTE (3hs)
It was the first Brazilian city to be built (1897) upon an urban plan. At present, the city has 2,5 milion inhabitants. Belo Horizonte is the country's second industrial center, producing steel, cement, automobiles and exporting iron ore, manganese, nickel, uranium and precious stones.
Highlights:
Pampulha Lake: a district where one can see the first works by the archictect Niemeyer, landscape projects by Burle Marx and paintings by Portinari. This district is looked upon as an early example of contempory architecture in Brazil, which reached its climax in Brasilia. Visit the Church of Saint Francis of Assissi, Museum of Art and the Soccer Stadium.

Day 2- Ouro Preto
Visit to the Churches of Pilar (1721), Carmo (1733) and São Francisco de Assis (1749) and the Oratório Museum. Transfer to Belo Horizonte in the afternoon.

 
3 Days Package to Historic Cities
3 days/2 nights package

Day 1 - BH / Congonhas / São João del Rei / Tiradentes
08h00 Departure to Congonhas (85km 1h30).
Congonhas contains important works from the Golden Age of Brazil. The main points of interest are Aleijadinho's sculptural masterpieces of the twelve Prophets, carved in soapstone and his sculptural representation of the Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross), done in polychromatic woodwork. The set of life-sized sculptures is Brazil's greatest artistic treasure.
Proceed to São João del Rei (100km 1h45)
São João del Rei
The settlement was founded in 1703, when gold was discovered in the area.
Being at the junction of the various roads that cut across the interior on the
Capitania, São João always fulfilled important functions, such as the political center and comercial axis. Significant urbane and religious architecture developed there, accumulating an excellent cultural collection.
Highlights:
Churches of Pilar (1721), Carmo (1733) and São Francisco de Assis (1749)

Day 2 - Tiradentes / Ouro Preto
Continue to Tiradentes (15km).
It was the first settlement in the Rio das Mortes region when gold was found in 1702. Tiradentes, who was born here,became our national hero while participating in the Inconfidência Mineira (1789) , a republican liberation movement in Minas Gerais that was repressed by the Portuguese.
Highlights:
Church of Santo Antonio (1710)
Museum of Padre Toledo
Fountain of São José das Botas (1749)
Dinner & Overnight
On the weekends, the "Maria Fumaça", a 19th century steam train, travels the romantic route to Tiradentes.
Transfer to Ouro Preto (190km). The enchanted city, founded in 1696, was, for a short time the capital of State of Minas Gerais. It was originaly called Royal Village of Our Lady of Carmel. In 1745 it received its present name which was in honor of Queen Maria Ana. A walk down its picturesque streets allows you to see houses which date from the beginning of the XVIII century, with their balconies of wood, iron and even soapstone.
In Minas Gerais Plaza, the churches of St. Francis of Assissi with its richly sculptured door, our Lady of Carmel, the City Hall and the Pillory can be found.
Lunch included.
Ending in Ouro Preto
Overnight.

Day 3 - Mariana
Transfer to Mariana (14 Km far from Ouro Preto). The enchanted city, founded in 1696, was, for a short time the capital of State of Minas Gerais. It was originaly called Royal Village of Our Lady of Carmel. In 1745 it received its present name which was in honor of Queen Maria Ana. A walk down its picturesque streets allows you to see houses which date from the beginning of the XVIII century, with their balconies of wood, iron and even soapstone.
In Minas Gerais Plaza, the churches of St. Francis of Assissi with its richly sculptured door, our Lady of Carmel, the City Hall and the Pillory can be found.
Lunch Included, ending in Ouro Preto.Transfer out to Belo horizonte airport.

 
4 Days Package to Historic Cities
4 Days/3 nights package

Congonhas
Contains important works from the Golden Age of Brazil. The main points of interest are Aleijadinho's sculptural masterpieces of the twelve Prophets, carved in soapstone and his sculptural representation of the Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross), done in polychromatic woodwork. The set of life-sized sculptures is Brazil's greatest artistic treasure.

SÃO JOÃO DEL REI
The settlement was founded in 1703, when gold was discovered in the area.
Being at the junction of the various roads that cut across the interior on the
Capitania, São João always fulfilled important functions, such as the political center and comercial axis. Significant urbane and religious architecture developed there, accumulating an excellent cultural collection.

Highlights:
Churches of Pilar (1721), Carmo (1733) and São Francisco de Assis (1749)
On the weekends, the "Maria Fumaça", a 19th century steam train, travels the romantic route to Tiradentes.

TIRADENTES
It was the first settlement in the Rio das Mortes region when gold was found in 1702. Tiradentes, who was born here,became our national hero while participating in the Inconfidência Mineira (1789) , a republican liberation movement in Minas Gerais that was repressed by the Portuguese.

Highlights:
Church of Santo Antonio (1710)
Museum of Padre Toledo
Fountain of São José das Botas (1749)

Mariana
14 Km far away from Ouro Preto City. The enchanted city, founded in 1696, was, for a short time the capital of State of Minas Gerais. It was originaly called Royal Village of Our Lady of Carmel. In 1745 it received its present name which was in honor of Queen Maria Ana. A walk down its picturesque streets allows you to see houses which date from the beginning of the XVIII century, with their balconies of wood, iron and even soapstone.
In Minas Gerais Plaza, the churches of St. Francis of Assissi with its richly sculptured door, our Lady of Carmel, the City Hall and the Pillory can be found.

Ouro Preto
Founded in 1698, Ouro Preto is the masterpiece of colonial architecture in Brazil. Declared by UNESCO as a "Cultural Patrimony of Mankind". Due to its distance from the coast and the exhaustion of the mines after 1789,it is the one town in Brazil to remain as an outstanding artistic and architectural example of that era. Along the same period, there developed liberation movements inspired by the Iluminism ideas and the concreet example of the American Revolution.
Church of Our Lady of the Pilar: a church that marked the culmination of Golden Age architecture,with carved works painted entirely in gold.


BELO HORIZONTE (3hs)

It was the first Brazilian city to be built (1897) upon an urban plan. At present, the city has 2,5 milion inhabitants. Belo Horizonte is the country's second industrial center, producing steel, cement, automobiles and exporting iron ore, manganese, nickel, uranium and precious stones.
Highlights:
Pampulha Lake: a district where one can see the first works by the archictect Niemeyer, landscape projects by Burle Marx and paintings by Portinari. This district is looked upon as an early example of contempory architecture in Brazil, which reached its climax in Brasilia. Visit the Church of Saint Francis of Assissi, Museum of Art and the Soccer Stadium.


Sabará
Gold was first found here in Minas Gerais. Its remarkable artistic heritage is a good exemple of early baroque.
Highlights: Chaple of Our Lady of "O" - displaying oriental influenece in styles and features, Church of Our Lady of Carmel - sculptures and carving by Aleijadinho, Museum of Gold - displaying models of gold mines,mining and smelting systems, Theater - the only theater house in Elizabethan style in South America.

Day 1 - Belo Horizonte to Congonhas do Campo. Visit to Catedral Basílica and than transfer to São João Del Rei - Check-In (Hotel). Rest of th day free. Overnight.

Day 2 - Visit to the city and than transfer to Tiradentes city. Lunch and visiting Tiradentes. In the afternoon trip to Ouro Preto city. Check-In (Hotel) - Ouro Preto. Overnight.

Day 3 - Visit Ouro Preto city and monuments. Lunch in the local restaurant and the rest of day free. Overnight.

Day 4 - Walking morning to the city. After lunch returning to Belo Horizonte.

 
   
 
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