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MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal

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Address: Praca da Liberdade, s/n Predio Rosa | Funcionários, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais 30140010, Brazil
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The MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal , part of the "Liberty...

The MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal , part of the "Liberty Square Cultural Circuit", was designed to highlight the remarkable relations between the history and the cultural expressions of the State of Minas Gerais, with the wealth of its mines and natural resources, and even to celebrate the identity of the State and its people. The Museum presents a process that translates the formation and the development of a region, revealing two of the main economic activity of Minas Gerais: mining and metallurgy.

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Lovely collection of minerals.

This imposing building in Praça Liberdade houses the local mineralogy museum. While not as impressive as the mineral museum in Ouro Preto it nevertheless gives a great overview of... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
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Vancouver
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317 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This imposing building in Praça Liberdade houses the local mineralogy museum. While not as impressive as the mineral museum in Ouro Preto it nevertheless gives a great overview of mines and minerals in the state of Minas Gerais. Located on three darkened-for-effect floors, allow about an hour to see the displays and interactive exhibits. There is even a meteorite found... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Nice way to learn about mining in Brazil. The displays of the various minerals were facination. A little more english would have been helpful to us americans. But we were traveling with 2 portugese speakers who could translate for us.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Togheter with CCB and several other buildings around Praça da Liberdade, it´s a calm place where you can enjoy some art and sip a cup of coffee, a cold beer or a glass of wine. I vist it whenever I´m nearby.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The building is amazing. An old and importante building back form the time the public institutions were to be set in buildings to impress, this museum unites modern tecnologies in a conservative building to mix past and future of the city of Belo Horizonte and tells a litle bit of the State of Minas Gerais. It´s not a tiresome museum,... More 

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Franca, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

One of the best museums I have been to in Brazil. It is really well maintained and the staff is helpful and always proactive. As it is in a central park, it is really easy to get to by public and/or private transportation. The information is clear and the collection is abundant. Highly recommended.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Very interesting and organized museum. If you're into rocks, stones etc you're gonna love it! The building itself has a very beautiful preserved outside and a very modern inside. Liked the holistic approach they use to explain why minerals and metals are important and part of our lives. Not only from the health and chemical spectrum but also the historic... More 

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Barretos, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Leave yourself at least two hours to enjoy the museum. The building itself is stunning with old colonial architecture, high ceilings, wooden doors and stained glass. The stones are exceptional and presented in diverse ways - including holograms!

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Very interesting for all ages and an excellent, interactive, educative museum. You don't have to be a geologist to appreciate the exhibitions and apart from precious stones, you see what part some minerals play in our daily life.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Mines gerais is I think the centre of mining for metals in Brazil. The museum gives a very good view of its history and continuing extraction of ores etc. only downside not much English translation so need to understand Portuguese or go with a Brazilian!

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

This is the perfect museum for a state called "General Mines". At this modern museum you can find hundreds of different minerals, stones, blocks and even meteorites. They have an interactive periodic table and a scale that can even say your body minerals composition.

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