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Belo Horizonte, the capital to Brazil's second most populous state Minas Gerais, is the sixth largest city in Brazil. Nicknamed as the garden city, BH is famous among travellers for its beautiful natural setting amidst the mountains combined with its cosmopolitan charm.
The name 'Belo Horizonte' strikes a chord in one's mind as to why the fore founders of one of the earliest urban planned cities, named it as 'Beautiful Horizon'. The curious mind shall be content as one takes a view of this metropolis from Mangabeiras park. Framed by the grandeur of imposing Curral mountains and a modernistic skyline, the city does complete justice to its name. The beauty of the horizon lies not only because of its natural setting and varied morphology but also as a testimony to mankind's advancement. Modelled after the planned US capital Washington DC, Belo Horizonte with its grid plan, intersecting diagonals and wide tree lined boulevards was built to serve as the capital of the state of Minas Gerais in 1897. The buildings here are a mixture of neo classical, colonial and modern styles which makes the city all the more fascinating. Home to the earliest works of Oscar Niemeyer under the leadership of Juscelino Kubitschek, Belo Horizonte's charm is a precursor to the magic that this duo would create in the country's capital a decade and a half later.
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