MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal, Belo Horizonte

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The mining of precious metals and gems has long been part of Brazil’s economy. In fact, these resources have been the catalyst for both economic and cultural booms, as well as upheavals. The MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal showcases the geology and history of the mining industry. Also on display are the products of the mines, such as iron, gold, zinc, and a treasure chest of colored stones. There are 18 galleries with exhibits such as the Living Mirage with holographic images and the Living Environment, which walks you through the lifecycle of a mine. MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Belo Horizonte Edition.
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  • This imposing building in Praça Liberdade houses the local mineralogy museum. While not as impressive as the mineral museum in Ouro Preto it nevertheless gives a great overview of mines and minerals i...  more »
  • Nice way to learn about mining in Brazil. The displays of the various minerals were facination. A little more english would have been helpful to us americans. But we were traveling with 2 portugese sp...  more »
  • Togheter with CCB and several other buildings around Praça da Liberdade, it´s a calm place where you can enjoy some art and sip a cup of coffee, a cold beer or a glass of wine. I vist it whenever I´m ...  more »
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  • There are some really cool exhibitions, the structure is really good and staff are polite and well trained
  • The best museum of the liberty square and Belo Horizonte!
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