4 art galleries that every tourist should visit in Belo Horizonte

The capital of Minas Gerais is also the scene of a lot of culture and has beautiful art galleries with diverse content


The city of Belo Horizonte has a great cultural and historical heritage, offering several notable tourist attractions for its visitors.

In addition to the architecture of the great Oscar Niemeyer in his urban landscapes and the perfect balance between the big city and nature (as it is located in a mountainous region), the capital of Minas Gerais is also home to several art galleries.

With very attractive content for lovers of all types of artistic expression, We have selected some of the main galleries available in the region.

Many of them are not just limited to a locally renowned tourist spot, but they also qualify as one of the most renowned galleries in the country. Check:

Palace of Arts

The Palácio das Artes is synonymous with Minas Gerais culture, being one of the oldest museums in Belo Horizonte. Founded in the 1990s 1970, its imposing structure was another work by Oscar Niemeyer, today serving as a large cultural center that has a gigantic collection of works, in addition to offering theater plays, screening of films in its own cinema and much more.

The gallery has fixed exhibitions and a rotating portion, that is, The works on display may differ depending on the season visited. Yet, It's well worth taking advantage of the tour to watch one of the many shows being shown., what varies between plays, movies, orchestras, dance exhibitions and more.

The Palácio das Artes is located on Av. Afonso Pena, 1.537, in the center of Belo Horizonte. The cultural center is open daily from 9am to 10pm, and access to the general space is free, It is necessary to purchase tickets only for the shows on display (prices vary).

BDMG Cultural Art Gallery

The Instituto Cultural Banco de Desenvolvimento de Minas Gerais is a gallery that has been operating since 1988, today serving as a point of eclectic and varied exhibitions, in addition to diverse artistic exhibitions. Its collection has more than 255 works, the majority being donated by the artists themselves, what includes paintings, photographs, sculptures and more.

The BDMG Cultural Art Gallery gives plenty of space to artists from Minas Gerais, enabling them to display their work through exhibitions or the definitive collection. In addition, almost all available works can also be accessed through the institution's official website, enabling those who are far away to enjoy art from anywhere.

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The venue is also a space that hosts musical performances., debates and workshops, bringing a very varied educational agenda. The gallery is on Rua Bernardo Guimarães, 1.600, in the Lourdes neighborhood, Opening daily from 10am to 6pm – with the exception of Thursdays, where it works until 9pm. Entry is completely free.

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Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

Belo Horizonte is not the only Brazilian city to host a Banco do Brasil Cultural Center, but you are lucky enough to have one inside a gigantic and historic building, built in the 1990s 1930. The place underwent a major renovation in 2009, having 12 thousand m² of built area, 8 thousand m² of open spaces dedicated to the public and more 4 thousand m² that are reserved for expansion.

In terms of size, This is one of the largest cultural centers in Brazil, offering a vast cultural agenda for all tastes. There are numerous fixed and rotating exhibition rooms, a theater with capacity for 264 people, rooms dedicated to audiovisual activities and two cafeterias available to the public. In addition, its entire external area is also open for visitors' leisure.

The space is located in Praça da Liberdade, 450, in the employee neighborhood – close to Lourdes, where the BDMG Cultural Art Gallery is located, with a distance of less than 10 minutes walk between the galleries. The Banco do Brasil Cultural Center is open every day (except Tuesdays) from 10:00 to 10:00 pm, with free entry. The shows have a symbolic value of R$ 10, on average.

Florence Galeria de Arte

The Firenze art gallery is a very sophisticated space for art lovers, offering a varied collection that includes classic works and more modern ones. Some original works by big names like Salvador Dalí and Oscar Niemeyer are on display at the venue, reinforcing its value as a high-end gallery.

In addition to the exhibitions, the place is also the stage for art auctions, selling several priceless works to collectors and enthusiasts. The Firenze gallery is located on Rua Gonçalves Dias, 1.866, in the Lourdes neighborhood; the establishment opens daily (except on Sundays) from 10h to 19h, while on Saturdays it closes at 2pm.

With these four galleries in mind, It is possible to establish an itinerary to visit them in a single day! They are all very close to each other, as well as most of the museums in the region, which are concentrated in the central region. Just guarantee your bus ticket to Belo Horizonte and take a day to enjoy an excellent cultural agenda.

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1 thought on “4 art galleries that every tourist should visit in Belo Horizonte”

  1. It is worth visiting the art galleries in Belo Horizonte exposed in the article!.
    Good.., art in this region begins with nature itself, the remarkable “Peanut Street”…


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