The best museums in Belo Horizonte in December 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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Looking for the best museums in Belo Horizonte? These are the best ones:

  1. Kubitschek Residence Museum1

    Kubitschek Residence Museum

    Belo Horizonte
    The Kubitschek Residence Museum is a unique museum house situated on the picturesque shore of Lake Pampulha in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. This location offers visitors a chance to explore the museum while also enjoying the beautiful lakeside setting.
  2. Palace of Arts2

    Palace of Arts

    Belo Horizonte
    The Palace of Arts, located in Belo Horizonte, is a significant cultural hub in Minas Gerais and one of the largest in Latin America. It is linked to the Clóvis Salgado Foundation and offers a wide range of cultural activities, making it a vibrant center for cultural production, training, and dissemination.
  3. Arts and Crafts Museum3

    Arts and Crafts Museum

    Belo Horizonte
    The Arts and Crafts Museum is a significant cultural institution situated in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. It offers visitors a unique insight into the country's history of work, arts, and crafts.
  4. Mineiro Museum4

    Mineiro Museum

    Belo Horizonte
    The Mineiro Museum, located in the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, is a significant cultural institution in Brazil. It was inaugurated on May 10, 1982, at the site of the former Mineiro Senate. Today, it is part of the Cultural Circuit Praça da Liberdade project, which is a network of cultural institutions and attractions in the city.
  5. Memorial Minas Gerais Vale5

    Memorial Minas Gerais Vale

    Belo Horizonte
    The Memorial Minas Gerais Vale Museum is a cultural and artistic institution located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. It is dedicated to showcasing the traditions and history of the people of Minas Gerais. This museum provides a unique opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of the region.
  6. Pampulha Art Museum6

    Pampulha Art Museum

    Belo Horizonte
    The Pampulha Art Museum, previously known as Cassino da Pampulha, is a significant part of the Pampulha Modern Ensemble situated in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. This ensemble is a collection of buildings designed by the renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer and is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The museum was the first building of this complex to be constructed and has a rich history, initially serving as a casino that transformed the nightlife of Belo Horizonte.
  7. PUC Minas Natural Sciences Museum7

    PUC Minas Natural Sciences Museum

    Belo Horizonte
    The Natural Sciences Museum of the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais is a significant institution in Brazil that is dedicated to the preservation of the country's natural, historical, and cultural heritage. This is achieved through a variety of exhibitions, educational programs, and research initiatives. The museum's collections include current Brazilian fauna of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, primarily species from the cerrado.
  8. Zoological Park and Botanical Garden8

    Zoological Park and Botanical Garden

    Belo Horizonte
    The park spans an impressive area of 1 million and 750 thousand square meters, with 600 thousand square meters dedicated to the preservation of cerrado, a type of savanna ecosystem. Since 1959, the park has been home to the city's zoo, making it a significant part of Belo Horizonte's natural heritage.
  9. Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden UFMG9

    Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden UFMG

    Belo Horizonte
    The Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (MHNJB/UFMG) is a significant cultural and educational institution in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. It offers a diverse range of attractions beyond its museum and collection, including an auditorium, a seedling nursery, a pond, an ecological amphitheater, and a sensory garden. These features provide a variety of experiences for visitors, making it a comprehensive destination for those interested in natural history, botany, and ecology.
  10. Museu Histórico Abílio Barreto10

    Museu Histórico Abílio Barreto

    Belo Horizonte
    The Museu Histórico Abílio Barreto (MHAB) is a significant cultural institution in Belo Horizonte. It is part of the Municipal Culture Foundation of the City Hall of Belo Horizonte, which is responsible for promoting and preserving the city's cultural heritage. The museum is located in the Cidade Jardim neighborhood, making it easily accessible for tourists visiting the city.

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