Clarion Hotel Lourdes - Belo Horizonte
Rua Bernardo Guimaraes 2032
Belo Horizonte, 30140-082
Phone: (55) 31 30550650
Fax: (55) 31 30550651
Expominas, in Belo Horizonte, is a premium convention center. Spread across 72,001 square meters (775,008 square feet), this multifunctional venue is one of the largest in Brazil. It boasts futuristic architecture and cutting-edge infrastructure, and can hold up to 45,000 persons. This modern building houses three pavilions, an arena, auditorium and several conference rooms that host myriad corporate events. A highlighting service is their direct access to the Gameleira subway station.
Belo Horizonte has the oldest bus station in Brazil, which first opened in 1941 near the Central Market. Originally comprising a simple building with platforms for 10 coaches, by the end of the 1950s the bus station needed to be expanded to better cater for the increasing numbers of passengers. The new terminal was inaugurated in 1971 as the largest and most modern in Latin America, and now serves around 17 million passengers per year. The bus station also offers a wide range of services, such as shops, hairdressers, internet cafes, bars and restaurants and it is sometimes used as a venue for cultural events. ATMs, a tourist information desk, police station and post office can be found in the terminal.