Barro Preto is a walkable, business-friendly neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants and bars. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the parks, while others visit for the local theater. Barro Preto has hotels to suit everyone's tastes, and makes a great home base for exploring the sights in and around Belo Horizonte.
Sightseeing around Barro Preto
The museums and theaters add a sense of refinement, while the monuments and other landmarks offer local lore. Study the collections at Museum Inima Paula, Cemig Centre of Popular Art, or Abilio Barreto Historical Museum. You can buy tickets to live performances at SESC Palladium, Francisco Nunes Theater, and Izabella Hendrix Theater. Monuments like Sao Jose Church, Niemeyer Building, and Boa Viagem Cathedral are well regarded. Raul Soares Square, Sete de Setembro Square, and September Seven Square are a few landmarks that can't be missed. Hours of family fun are waiting at Aquarium of the City, Fundacao Zoo Botanica, and Aquarium Rio Sao Francisco.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Americo Renne Giannetti Municipal Park, Serra do Curral Park, and Pope's Square. Surround yourself with nature at Santo Antonio Waterfall. Looking for a little retail therapy? Consider a shopping trip to DiamondMall, Central Market, and Belo Horizonte Art and Handicraft Market. Chevrolet Hall, Independence Stadium, or Shopping Del Ray will provide yet another welcomed diversion.
A few of the most popular sights in the area include Liberty Square, Mineirao Stadium, and Church of Saint Francis of Assisi. Cultural Center Pius XII, Mining Museum, and Museum of Minerals and Metals are also favorite places to visit.
Getting around Barro Preto
The Belo Horizonte (PLU) airport is 4.9 miles (7.9 km) from Barro Preto. You can also fly in and out of Belo Horizonte (CNF-Tancredo Neves Intl.), which is located 20.1 miles (32.3 km) away.