Brazil‘s Inhotim unites art and contact with nature in a beautiful and unique way boasting the best of artistic exhibitions with natural scenery, guaranteeing incredible moments for any traveler. This open-air Museum was idealized by the businessman Bernard de Mello Paz in the 80’s, the project has transformed with time. With 140 hectares, the temporary exhibitions gain new themes each season and the permanent ones continue to arouse the curiosity of the visitors and providing incredible experiences.
The collection is made up of important works of contemporary art and extends
to the flora of the region, thanks to the botanical collection that shelters not
only Brazilian species but also other continents, dedicating special attention
to rare ones. This one of a kind museum is located in the State of Minas Gerais
in a small town called Brumadinho. This municipality is part of the Paraopeba
Valley, where natural beauties share the scene with cultural and historical riches,
The Inhotim Institute, since its inauguration, has created a multidimensional tie
with the city, always encouraging the social, educational and cultural development
of the region. Although Brumadinho is a small town, this is where many travelers
choose to stay. Tourists can access Inhotim by car or bus. It is possible to stay in
Brumadinho, but many visitors choose to make round trips out of Belo Horizonte.
In addition to checking the exhibits and facilities (which are many), the collection
and the scenarios that form Inhotim, it is possible to shop in the institute. Its
stores exhibit and market pieces signed by famous and respected designers all
over the world, with spaces still for local artisans to publicize their work, selling
ceramic pieces and other handmade materials. The programming of Inhotim,
does not stop and is always full of news. Workshops, lectures, thematic visits
and many other activities are part of the agenda that is renewed frequently.
There are good restaurants and cafes available in the park. The Tamboril,
integrated to the gardens of the institute, with international menu and options
of buffet free or a la carte; the Goose Bar which is, in fact, a cozy bistro with
ambiance signed by the designer Paulo Henrique Pessoa, known as Goose;
and Oiticica Restaurant, which overlooks the lake.
Inhotim’s opening hours are Tuesday through Friday, from 9:30am to 4:30pm,
and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9:30am to 5:30pm. To visit the 140
hectares of area, the park has a paid service of internal transportation with
electric carts. Guided tours Visitors who want to explore the charms of Inhotim
can visit by themselves or take advantage of guided tours (free or paid). Among
the free visits is the Panoramic Tour, for example, which guarantees an overview
of the institute, from Tuesday to Sunday and holidays, at 11am and 2pm. It has
guides that explain details and information about the collections of art and botany.
Also free is the Thematic Visit, an invitation to explore all the natural beauties
protected by the museum – guided walks are on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays
and holidays at 10:30 am.