#WorldCup Cheat Sheet: Belo Horizonte City Guide
Oscar Niemeyer architecture in Belo Horizonte (Photo: AP Images)
(With contributions by Yahoo Brazil editors Cassiano Gobbet, Fernando Vives, and Tainah Fernandes)
Yahoo Travel continues its daily guides to all the World Cup host cities. Even if you’re not a fan of the beautiful game, you may discover your next South American escape. Keep checking back for more.
Stadium: Estadio Minierao, 57,483 capacity. (Same site as the Brazilian Football Museum)
(Photo: Clube Athletico Mineiro/Flickr)
Games: June 14 (Colombia vs. Greece), June 17 (Belgium vs. Algeria), June 21 (Argentina vs. Iran), June 24 (Costa Rica vs. England), June 28 (final 16), July 8 (semifinal)
Known for: Its surrounding mountains, architecture, and museums. The Conjunto Arquitetônico e Urbanístico da Pampulha (Pampulha Architectural and Urban Complex) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also home to thrash-metal band Sepultura.
Lowdown: Brazil’s third-largest city, known as Beagá among locals, gets skipped over by the tourist hordes. The capital city of Minas Gerais.
The Mangabeiras lookout. (Photo: Fabio Silva/Flickr)
View: Mirante das Mangabeiras or Lookout Mangabeiras between Pope Square and Mangabeiras Park has been cleaned up as of late. (1-129 Rua do Mirante),