The Pampulha neighborhood welcomes visitors with convenient options for restaurants. Part of the neighborhood's charm is its college atmosphere. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the parks. With hotels to suit everyone's tastes, Pampulha serves as a good starting point for exploring the greater Belo Horizonte area.
Sightseeing around Pampulha
Some top local attractions include the museums, monuments, and university. Brazilian Football Museum, Pampulha Art Museum, and Giramundo Museum feature a variety of exhibits. Attractions like UFMG Museum of Natural History, Museum of Arts and Craft, and Federal University of Minas Gerais Cultural Center highlight the local culture. Monuments like Casa do Baile, Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, and Sao Jose Church honor the area. Lagoinha Baptist Church, September Seven Square, and Station Square are some of the notable landmarks. Immerse yourself in the collegiate life with a tour of Federal University of Minas Gerais. Hours of family fun are waiting at Aquarium of the City, Aquarium Rio Sao Francisco, and Fundacao Zoo Botanica.
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 Guanabara Park, Pampulha Ecological Park, and Nado Lake Park. For retail therapy, consider Shopping Del Ray, Shopping Minas Casa, and Minas Shopping, and seek out the perfect souvenir. Mineirinho Stadium, Mineirao Stadium, or Central Market will provide yet another welcomed diversion.
One of the most popular attractions in the area is the Liberty Square. You can also check out Cassia Eller park, Japanese Garden, and Arts and Crafts Museum.
Getting around Pampulha
Belo Horizonte (PLU) is the closest major airport, 1 miles (1.6 km) from Pampulha. Belo Horizonte (CNF-Tancredo Neves Intl.) is the next closest airport, 15.8 miles (25.4 km) away.