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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,

and belongs to the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais

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.