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Memorial Minas Gerais Vale

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Address: Praca da Liberdade | Corner Rua Gonçalves Dias, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais 30140-010, Brazil
Phone Number:
+55 31 3308 4000
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10:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 15:30
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:30
Thu 10:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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Defined as an EXPERIENCE MUSEUM, Memorial Minas Gerais Vale brings the soul...

Defined as an EXPERIENCE MUSEUM, Memorial Minas Gerais Vale brings the soul and traditions of Minas Gerais in an original and interactive way. Actual and virtual scenarios mix up to create experiences and sensations that take visitors from the 18th century to the 21st century.

Far from giving visibility only to the historical record, the Memorial puts present and past in direct contact, thus promoting other forms of bringing visitors closer to issues present throughout our times.

Opened in 2010, the building where Memorial Vale is located formally headquartered the Minas Gerais Treasury Department. The historical building dates back to 1897 and is the place where Belo Horizonte's foundation stone was set. The construction is listed by the Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute of Minas Gerais - IEPHA/MG.

The Memorial was created and is maintained by Vale through its Foundation, and is part of the Praca da Liberdade Cultural Circuit.

Visitation is open to everyone, free of charge

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with doors open until 6 p.m.

Thursday: from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., with doors open until 10 p.m.

Sunday: from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with doors open until 4 p.m.

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Interesting museum in Belo

This museum is worth several hours to explore the history and culture of the area with very interesting interactive exhibits and videos on 3 floors. The building is beautiful and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 August 2016
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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This museum is worth several hours to explore the history and culture of the area with very interesting interactive exhibits and videos on 3 floors. The building is beautiful and right off the Praca Liberdade.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

For those who like history, this museum is a must see. It tells in a interacting way the story of Minas Gerais since Brazil's colonization.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Mixing high tech and classical experiences, this interactive museum is in my opinion only comparable to Churchill Museum, London.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Artistic and interesting displays of various aspects of minas history and culture. Worth a short visit, especially if you are staying in bh for any length of time and want to know your city better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Lovely building, if you like buildings very nice, remember Belo is only 100 years old. But they have done a great job and the city is pretty.

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Belo Horizonte
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Nice museum of the history of minas gerais. You can see about caverns, literature, music, politique, nature... It's in a old and beautiful governement's house in front of liberty's place. Great to go with children. Lot of interaction stuff, and internet access

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Museum about history of minas gerais with free entrance. Would have been awesome if the description was in English as well along with portugese

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Belo Horizonte
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Don't miss it. It's very interesting museum. It's easy to go there. It's a chance to know about our history,

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

The museum has various sessions giving you a very comprehensive view of the MG history and culture. It's easy to spend a couple of hours there. Like other typical museums it closes on Monday

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

if you want to know a bit about the history of Minas Gerais you can have in about 3 hrs. exhibits are very weel prepared and easy to follow

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