Instituto Inhotim began to be conceived in the mid-1980s by Minas Gerais businessman Bernardo de Mello Paz. With time, this parcel of private land was transformed into a unique place, with one of the most significant collections of contemporary art in the world and a botanical collection containing rare species from every continent. The collections are used as tools for the development of educational and social activities involving various age groups.
Located in the Paraopeba Valley, Brumadinho possesses natural beauty as well as historical and cultural wealth. With a population of 35 thousand, the city has an area of 634.4 km² and is located at the end of the Espinhaço Massif and the beginning of the Western Tableland. Settlement of the region began with the arrival of the unsubmissive people of the War of the Emboabas who came with the aim to mine gold, free from the high taxes levied by the Crown. Together with the community of Bonfim do Paraopeba, in 1832 Diogo Antônio Feijó (aka Regente Feijó) also created the counties of Matheus Leme and Piedade do Paraopeba. The district was created in 1923, and split off from Bonfim in 1938, joining with the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte. Ever since its creation, Instituto Inhotim has established multidimensional relations with the city, as a place where city residents find work, while also serving as a driver of social, educational and cultural development.
Come with us from #rioencantos tours on a 3 day trip to Inhotim and its surrondings and try traditional food and cachaças from Minas Gerais, besides enjoying an art imersion or even come on a train trip starting in Vitoria city all the way to Belo Horizonte.
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