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    Belo Horizonte by night

    Belo Horizonte by night ©Marcin Wichary/Flickr

    Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais state with its 2.5 million inhabitants is the sixth largest city in Brazil and one of the 12 cities that will host matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

    The city has a famous football culture, two large teams’ and especially their fans’ rivalry is what defines much of the city’s life. The two teams are the Clube Atletico Mineiro (also called ‘Galo’ – the Rooster) and Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (also called ‘Raposa’ – the Fox).

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    Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte

    The iconic Estadio Mieirao of the city was completely renovated for the World Championship. It can accommodate nearly 57.5 thousand spectators and its lowered pitch makes it more accessible.

    Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte

    Estadio Mineirao under construction ©copagov/Flickr

    Also, as in the case of all renovated or newly built stadiums for the event, the arena was renovated keeping sustainability principles in mind. For instance the structure is able to capture and keep over 6 million liters of rainwater that can later be reused for watering, in toilets etc.

    Matches played in Belo Horizonte

    A total of six matches will be played in the stadium of Belo Horizonte, including one of the semi-finals. Four of the knockout games will also take place in the Estadio Mineirao, you can check their date and time in the table.

    Knockouts in Belo Horizonte
    Date Time Team 1 Team 2
    July 14 13:00 Colombia flag Colombia Greece flag Greece
    July 17 13:00 Belgium flag Belgium Algeria flag Algeria
    July 21 13:00 Argentina flag Argentina Iran flag Iran
    July 24 13:00 Costa Rica flag Costa Rica England flag England

    Cheap Belo Horizonte hotels

    We have checked the hotel market in Belo Horizonte for the dates of the knockout matches and gathered you the cheapest offers of the hotels that still have available rooms. Hurry up with bookings if you want to go see a match, rooms are selling our insanely fast!

    Hotel deals for the matches
    Hotel name Check-in/
    Check-out
    Nightly rate
    Pousada Hotel June 14 2014/
    June 15 2014
    $143
    Recanto Hotel  June 17 2014/
    July 18 2014
    $142
     Unique Hostel June 21 2014/
    June 22 2014
    $108
     Unique Hostel  June 24 2014/
    June 25 2014
    $108

    Traveling to Belo Horizonte


    Belo Horizonte is served by one single airport named Tancredo Neves International Airport (IATA code: CNF). Only American Airlines is the only company operating flights to Belo Horizonte from the US, it has regular flights to the city from Miami, Florida.

    Belo Horizonte by night

    Belo Horizonte by night ©Marcin Wichary/Flickr

    But numerous big airlines such as TAM Airlines, Avianca Airlines or Gol Transportes Aereos have domestic flights going to Belo Horizonte from all major cities in the country. It is ideal if you are going to see a World Cup match in Rio de Janeiro or another city and then travel to Belo Horizonte from there.

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