Santa Tereza Bridge
Viaduto Santa Tereza
Belo Horizonte, 30190-000
+55 31 3429 0405 (Tourist Information)
Designed by engineer Emilio Baumgart and built in 1929, Santa Tereza bridge remains one of the greatest icons of the city of Belo Horizonte. It serves as gateway to the neighborhood of Santa Tereza, the most bohemian part of town. Santa Tereza is hailed as the birthplace of many successful Brazilian bands such as Skank, Sepultura and the popular music movement Clube da Esquina. The bridge, a beautiful example of the use of reinforced concrete structures, is featured in a famous novel by Brazilian writer Fernando Sabino (A Time to Meet
). The space under the bridge is frequently used as a venue by local artists, having hosted a reggae music festival in 2013 and until recently, a weekly hip-hop battle.