Mineralogy Museum, Belo Horizonte

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Occupying three floors of an eclectic, postmodern building known as the 'Queen of Junk,' Mineralogy Museum's collection consists of nearly 3,000 specimens of minerals, rocks, ores, gems, fossils and meteorites. With 80% of the samples coming from mining land, the museum's purpose is to highlight the historical, economic and cultural importance of national and international mining in the state of Minas Gerais. In addition to the permanent collection, you will find the Djalma Guimarães Memorial Room, a collection of personal artifacts and research belonging to the Brazilian geoscience pioneer, and an auditorium that is used for a variety of educational purposes, from lectures to film screenings. Plan your visit to Mineralogy Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Belo Horizonte itinerary builder.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Amazing! I love the Museum of Mineralogy, and can't get enough. Many interactive activities, high-tech and very interesting. Caters to all age groups and surprises with its facilities. In addition to being a fine example of architecture very well restored.
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  • March 31, 2017
    site with the greatest variety of exhibitions, I was surprised by the large collection superb, dynamic and interactive museum
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  • February 24, 2017
    An essential visit for anyone who wants to get to know better the riches. The presentation is impeccable and the access to the different pavilions is very easy.
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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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