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Belo Horizonte may not be as famous as or as fancy as Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, but in this post you are going to realize that living in Belo Horizonte might be one of the best choices you’ve made in your entire life. We prepared 8 great reasons for you to understand why the capital of Minas Gerais is so incredible. Or as we say down here, “um trem bom demais da conta sô”.
What a beautiful horizon!
This sentence was said by The Pope John Paul II when he visted the city in the early 80’s, while he enjoyed the incredible view from the Israel Pinheiro Square. From this day on, this famous tourist spot has been named “The Pope Square”. As Belo Horizonte is surrounded by many mountains, you will find many places like this, with amazing views of the city, where you can medidate or just relax.
There are no beaches, buuut….
No. While in Belo Horizonte you won’t be able to go to the beach. However, that won’t be a problem, since Belo Horizonte is the Brazilian Capital of restaurants and bars. Here we say that “since there are no beaches, we go to the bar”. Well, this famous saying sounds a lot cooler in portuguese, because it rhymes. But no matter what language you speak, you are definitely going to have lots of fun here.
And you will find all kinds of bar. You can even have some drinks and enjoy live music while sitting at a table on the top of a tree. How cool is that?! Neighborhoods like Savassi, Lourdes, Santa Tereza, Coração Eucarístico and many others have a very agitated vibe.
The concerts and nightclubs complement the night life. You can party 24/7. And on the top of that, the carnival in Belo Horizonte is now considered one of the bests in Brazil.
What about the finger lickin’ delicious food?
It is impossible to come to Belo Horizonte and not fall in love with the food. The state couisine attracts people from all over the world, with its traditional home-made taste. Some of the famous dishes are “feijoada”, “feijão tropeiro”, “frango ao molho pardo” and the national celebrity “fígado com jiló”, served at The Central Market (Mercado Central).
There are just so many options, one more delicious than the other. It’s mouth watering just to read about it.
BH has become an innovation pole over the last years. The San Pedro Valley, an important Startup community, as well as big ideas such as Hotmart, Sympla and even Easy Houses were born here. Belo Horizonte is also the home of SEED MG, one of the greatest Startup accelarator programs in Latin America. Living in Belo Horizonte and being surrounded by so much development and innovation is really inspiring.
Great universities around you.
The UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais) is one of the most renowned univesities in the country. But Belo Horizonte is home for other 60 great universities such as PUC Minas, considered one of the best private universities in Brazil, with over 10 campuses across the State. In Belo Horizonte you can also attend Fundação Dom Cabral, one of the best Business Schools in Latin America, with an outstanding campus along the shore of Lagoa dos Ingleses.
Culture that inspires.
BH is a city that breathes and inspires culture. Here you can visit the Architectural Set of Pampulha , recognized as a World Heritage Site by Unesco . Speaking of which, did you know that Minas Gerais is the Brazilian state with the greatest number of World Heritage Sites? Besides Pampulha, we have the historical city of Ouro Preto and the Sanctuary of Senhor Bom Jesus de Matosinhos in Congonhas, both less than 2 hours from BH. Belo Horizonte is also a national reference in fashion, dance, music, theater, and much more.
Live all kinds of adventures.
The hustle of the big cities sometimes gets tiresome, and whoever lives in BH has several options to escape from it in the midst of nature. Places like Macacos, Serra do Cipó and Lavras Novas are very close to Belo Horizonte, attracting several people who seek to relax or even venture into the natural parks and waterfalls.
Feeling at home in a different city.
The people from Minas Gerais and its capital Belo Horizonte are well known for their hospitality. Everyone who moves to BH, or even come here for just a visit is charmed by our carisma. There are many cases of people coming from other states and never going back home.
See? Living in Belo Horizonte is really good. As a famous country song says: “There is no place better than BH”. And if you are looking for a place to live, count on Easy Houses. There you will find all kinds of bedrooms to rente easily and safely. Look for the one that suits you the most and let’s go together!