Fundacao Zoo-Botanica de Belo Horizonte, Belo Horizonte

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#3 of 10 in Outdoors in Belo Horizonte
Originally intended to be a golf club, the 1.44 sq km (0.56 sq mi) area of Fundacao Zoo-Botanica de Belo Horizonte is now home to 3367 animals from over 270 different species, as well as various botanical gardens and greenhouses containing many rare and exotic plants. All seven continents are represented in terms of both flora and fauna, and with so much to see you will soon lose track of time amongst the many walkways and enclosures. By visiting the park you will be directly funding the conservation efforts of the Zoological-Botanic Foundation of Belo Horizonte. Add Fundacao Zoo-Botanica de Belo Horizonte and other attractions to your Belo Horizonte trip itinerary using our Belo Horizonte holiday planning app .
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  • Is near Pampulha Lagoon, the ticket is cheap, but it's sad to see that is so reckless and without many attractions for children. Without cats and other animals are more interesting. The best part was seeing the snakes.
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  • If you're going to go through BH, I think you should swing by the Zoobotanica Foundation. The ticket is affordable ($4.00) and you can visit both places in one, after all, Zoo, Botanical Garden, and also paying $6.00, inside you still accesses the city aquarium with fishes of the São Francisco River. Unfortunately when I went it rained enough, anyway I got a takeaway. The Botanical Garden is small and simple, but beautiful and varied. The quantity of plants there are draws attention by the birds are roosting in the trees. Unfortunately they are renovating several enclosures, and I couldn't see a good part of them, still, gorillas and exotic birds and native left me happy. I think it's worth the visit. The Aquarium is small and only has fresh water fish, but are quite interesting and I realized that kids love. A negative point, I can't help but point out: MOSQUITOES!!!! I don't know if the rain helped increase the amount, but I've never wanted both a repellent ... They stung when I looked at my arm, had about 10 me sucking at the same time. Seriously! There were many! Bothered me and almost quit the tour because of them, so if you're there take a repellent!
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  • Renowned Zoo, one of the best in Brazil, very frequented by families who take their children to meet the animals. It's quite old and is always suffering and care enhancements
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  • The zoo is great for a family walk. There is lots of beautiful green space. My daughter (4 months - in a stroller) and husband went on a Saturday and it was relaxing. The aquarium is the worst I have ever seen and it requires to pay an extra fee of 6 reais per adult (very little, but I wouldn't even pay 1 real). The aminals were great when they were out and able to see.
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Most of the city's accommodations lie within the inner ring road, in close proximity to the best attractions in Belo Horizonte. For convenience, look to stay in the vicinity of Praça Raul Soares, the city's central park and rotary. You can also find a range of high-rise hotels a bit farther south, in the neighborhoods of Boa Viagem and Savassi, close to Praça Diogo de Vasconcelos. About 10 km (6.2 mi) north of the city center, the 1940s neighborhood of Pampulha stands out as one of the most interesting places to visit in Belo Horizonte, and offers a decent selection of lodgings near the airport.
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