The Belo Horizonte city is built on hills and located in the centre of mountains. Belo Horizonte is the capital city of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, located in the south eastern region of the country. The total population of Belo Horizonte is 2,479,175 making it the sixth most populous city in the country. The metropolitan area of Belo Horizonte, the Greater Belo Horizonte has is home of more than 5.15 million inhabitants. In the surrounding of Belo Horizonte lies Gold-Diggers’ Towns, Mangabeiras Park, Mata do Jambreiro Nature Reserve, Santa Luzia, Morro Velho, Cordisburgo, Casa de Guimarães Rosa, Juiz de Fora and Ibitipoca Forest Reserve
The top attractions of Belo Horizonte include Museum of Mineralogy, Praça da Liberdade (Freedom Square, Municipal Park, Palácio das Artes, Museu Mineiro, Parliament Historical Museum, Natural History Museum and Botanic Garden, Confins International Airport, Pampulha, Museum of Art, St Francis of Assis, Magalhães Pinto Football Stadium (Mineirão) and the Palace of Sports (Mineirinho).
The Magalhães Pinto Football Stadium (Mineirão) is renowned for its hosting of football matches of international level which includes 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. Belo Horizonte also hosted the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and 1950 FIFA World Cup.
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