Savassi is a business-friendly neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and beer. You can experience some local theater, or enjoy the natural beauty of the parks. Savassi is a great home base for exploring the greater Belo Horizonte area, especially with so many hotels to choose from.
Sightseeing around Savassi
The museums and theaters add a sense of refinement, while the monuments and other landmarks offer local lore. Museum of Toys, Homem Brasileiro Museum, and Tim UFMG Knowledge Space feature a variety of exhibits. You can check out the local talent at Izabella Hendrix Theater, Dom Silverio Theater, and Francisco Nunes Theater. Monuments like Niemeyer Building, Boa Viagem Cathedral, and Sao Jose Church are well regarded. Some landmarks that can't be missed include Savassi Square, Liberty Square, and Raul Soares Square. Hours of family fun are waiting at Aquarium of the City, Fundacao Zoo Botanica, and Aquarium Rio Sao Francisco.
Popular things to do in the area include shopping and attending sporting events. You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Americo Renne Giannetti Municipal Park, Pope's Square, and Serra do Curral Park. At Santo Antonio Waterfall, take some time to really appreciate nature. For retail therapy, consider Belo Horizonte Art and Handicraft Market, DiamondMall, and Central Market, and seek out the perfect souvenir. Chevrolet Hall, Independence Stadium, or BH Shopping will provide yet another welcomed diversion.
A couple of the most popular attractions in the area are Mineirao Stadium and Church of Saint Francis of Assisi. Fiat House of Culture, Memorial Minas Gerais Vale, and Museum of Minerals and Metals are also favorite places to visit.
Getting around Savassi
At 6 miles (9.6 km), Belo Horizonte (PLU) is the closest major airport to Savassi. You can also fly in and out of Belo Horizonte (CNF-Tancredo Neves Intl.), which is located 21 miles (33.9 km) away.