The economic and cultural centre in the South of Brazil has been the capital of the federal state of Minas Gerais already since 1897 and has been carrying the evocative name Belo Horizonte – beautiful horizon. Once a farming village, the metropolis developed to one of the Brazil’s most significant places. The most important enterprises of the metal and textile industries are located in the metropolis as well as the representation of the German Chamber of Foreign Trade. Belo Horizonte has an international airport which connects the economic metropolis with the rest of the world. The local inner-city traffic is undertaken by a large bus network whose vehicles drive on a separate bus lane. An urban railway complements the public transport services of the city. In the year 2014, the whole sport world will be focused on the industrial base because the city’s modern stadium, the Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto, is one of the FIFA World Cup venues.
Those having time for cultural highlights and relaxation between business meetings should head for the city district Pampulha. Like in most cities of Brazil, the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer left his marks also in Belo Horizonte. The impressive church Igreja da Pampulha designed by him has an outstanding architecture internally as well as externally. The city’s parks as well as a visit to the Belo Horizonte Municipal zoo offer relaxation. The biggest stadium of the federal state which at the same time serves as a multifunctional arena for cultural highlights is also located close by the lake. Businessmen appreciate modern meeting facilities in the immediate vicinity of the city’s university. The hotels in the city centre mostly offer tourists and business travellers the highest standard as well as an enjoyable and comfortable stay.
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