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Belo Horizonte Travel Guide

Nightlife in Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte is considered the gay city of Brazil. Belo Horizonte nightlife is comparable to Amsterdam and New York. Thousands of thematic bars, prive clubs, cybercafes, giant rock/techno outdoor concerts, carnival, pride parade, and moore, much moore.

Bars and Pubs

A Obra
A Obra is a mixture of show/nightclub and bar with facilities to serve 200 clients. They are open Wednesday to Saturday, from 9:30 pm until the last client departs in the very early next morning hours. They offer live bands as well as dj's. The most interesting segment of this bar is that all tables are not separated in the noraml fashion, but closely placed beside each other to allow for more meeting of new friends. The club is located almost on the corner intersection of Avenida Getulio Vargas, in the suburb called Savassi.

Bar Bem Brasil
Bar Bem Brasil is a small outdoor cafe style gathering place. It is reasonably priced and you will not miss their sign. It looks like a 50-story billboard.They are located at the corner of Avenida General Carlos Guedes, a continuation of Avenida Portugal.

Their meals are very good and a good beer doesn't hurt too. Their Coxinha and Quibe are good. They are arabic battered snacks, filled with superb meat and seasonings.

Be careful not to drink to much of a native type of drink called 'pinga', distilled from pure sugercane. It has a kick you will not want to receive. Try it with some salt and lemon. Some brands go down smooth and (you think) weak, but try to stand up too fast and you will see the floor before you know it.

Theaters and Movies

Palacio das Artes
If culture, art, or architecture is your thing, I highly recommend paying a visit to the Palacio das Artes. This rather interestingly shaped building is comprised of a large theatre, several smaller theatres, a cinema, and an exhibition area. The theatres put on comedies, dramas, classical music, opera, and even acrobatic displays. The cinema shows a wide variety of foreign and cult films, and the exhibition area puts on displays of photography, art, and sculpture. These are just a few of the events that take place at the Palacio das Artes, so it’s no wonder that it’s considered one of the most important cultural centres in Latin America, never mind in Brazil

Prices vary from £2 ($4) for events in the smaller theatres to £15 ($30) for events in the main theatre. The Palacio das Artes often runs a promotion where customers pay a greatly reduced ticket price if they bring 2kg of food for charity. Information about this promotion is usually printed on leaflets for particular shows. There is a bar in the downstairs concourse that serves drinks, hot snacks, and sweets, and there’s also a bookshop that sells a wide variety of “alternative” books and CDs.

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