Host City Belo Horizonte - FIFA World Cup 2014

Visit Belo Horizonte


Belo Horizonte, Portuguese for "beautiful horizon", is the capital city of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, and one of the host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Belo Horizonte was named for the breathtaking views of the nearby mountains. It's a great place to enjoy cultural attractions and restaurants (after watching a football match.) The city, also famously known as Beaga (the sounds of the letters B and H in Portuguese,) is the sixth most populous city in Brazil.

Enjoying the World Cup Matches


Belo Horizonte's most historic football venue is Estadio Mineirao, and it has undergone a total overhaul in order to host six matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, including one of the semi-finals. Improvements were made to increase accessibility and include sustainable building practices. Estadio Mineirao can be found in the Pampulha neighbourhood.


Belo Horizonte Games Schedule


Match Date / Time Stage   Results  
5 14 June / 13:00 Group C Colombia - Greece
15 17 June / 13:00 Group H Belgium - Algeria
27 21 June / 13:00 Group F Argentina - Iran
40 24 June / 13:00 Group D Costa Rica - England
49 28 June / 13:00 Round of 16 1A - 2B
61 08 July / 17:00 Semi-finals W57 - W58


Find out more about the Mineirao stadium, where first World Cup semi-final will take place.
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Attractions & Things to Do in Belo Horizonte


If you're in town visiting Belo Horizonte for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, you're in luck. There's plenty of places to celebrate this international event because Belo Horizonte is known as the "bar capital of Brazil." After a match, there's nothing better than heading to local watering hole and enjoying a beer, glass of wine or other beverage as you discuss your favorite parts of the World Cup and the city itself. In Santa Tereza, the city's Bohemian area, you'll find plenty of pubs, lounges, restaurants and nightclubs.

Many of the restaurants in Belo Horizonte offer traditional Mineiro cuisine that blends together Portuguese, African and Native influences and flavors. Before or after spending time at the stadium, indulge in a delicious meal with friends new and old.


Where to Drink and Dine in Belo Horizonte

 

Attractions to enjoy in Belo Horizonte

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