Bolo Horizonte - Ouro Preto
Known to locals as Beagá, Belo Horizonte is the capital of the Brazilian state Minas Gerais. Originally named for its beautiful view of the nearby mountains, Belo Horizonte is a charming and modern destination for global travelers. Many intriguing urban creations can be found within city limits, such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site Conjunto Arquitetônico da Pampulha by famed architect Oscar Niemeyer. Don’t miss the city’s tremendous indoor market, where hundreds of shops sell fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, sweets, and more—as well as artisanal crafts and souvenirs from makers in the area. When you aren’t shopping, Belo Horizonte offers a great base for exploring smaller cities nearby, such as Ouro Preto, Diamantina, Mariana, Tiradentes, and São João Del Rei.