Praca da Liberdade, Belo Horizonte

Centuries old Imperial palms line Praca da Liberdade square, an oasis away from the busy city streets. The welcoming grounds ncorporate cobblestone walkways, statuary fountains, a bandstand, and old benches where you can watch birds fly and people stroll on by. Historically significant buildings with neoclassical architecture surround the square adding a sense of antiquity in every direction you look.

You'll find the lush tropical gardens as you head towards the south-southwest end of the square. Low hedges with lush lawns surround many ponds with whimsical fountains spurting water in every direction. The center of this pedestrian square has the iconic key-shaped pond surrounded by greenery and walking paths that you can stroll along while sipping a beverage from a local café. Take a look at our Belo Horizonte online holiday builder to schedule your visit to Praca da Liberdade and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I live in Belo Horizonte, hence the freedom square is wonderful. You can go hiking and strolling across the square.
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  • Woody place, easy access, enough events occur. Safe and clean. Close to the main cultural attractions in the city centre.
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  • Soul of Belo Horizonte is in this historic square, where today has a cultural life. But cross the alameda central freedom square. Enjoy the wave of Niemeyer building where the Tancredo Neves lived.
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  • It is a good place to walk, lonely or in group also with your dogs. Calm environment, bring a book to read. Usually it hosts cultural events near the bandstand.
  • Awesome Place. Wonderfull view. Square Lined with Palm trees
  • A must visit in Belo horizonte. Good time to relax and see the museums around, as the espaço de conhecimento da UFMG!
  • Really enjoyable. Cafes nearby. Nice environment.
  • A nice square but I do struggle to see how this is listed as a major tourist attraction.

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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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