Brazil Travel November 2019

São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Inhotim, Brasilia & Rio de Janeiro

November 12th - 24th, 2019

There are few places as magnificent and varied as Brazil. On one hand, it has been blessed with the most beautiful beaches and breathtaking natural wonders, and on the other, it has produced visionary architects such as Oscar Niemeyer, Lucio Costa and Affonso Reidy who have made Brazilian modernism world-renowned. In addition to designing acclaimed buildings such as the Ministry of Health and Culture and the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, these visionaries planned the modernist city of Brasília from the ground up.

We will visit the four largest and most important cities in Brazil: São Paulo, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro, as well as the Institute for Contemporary Art Inhotim. During 10 days we will guide you to the architectural highlights and provide deep insight into urban developments and the Brazilian culture.

Travel Itinerary November 2019 (coming soon)

 
Glass house, Lina Bo Bardi

Glass house, Lina Bo Bardi

With over 20 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, São Paulo forms a huge, densely populated urban fabric. It is one of the largest cities in the world and the most populous in the southern hemisphere. There are many architectural highlights to discover in this key economic, financial and cultural center of Brazil.

 
Igreja San Francisco of Assis, church, Oscar Niemeyer

Igreja San Francisco of Assis, church, Oscar Niemeyer

The city of Belo Horizonte includes the Pampulha Modern Ensemble, which is another UNESCO heritage site. The buildings are situated around Lake Pampulha and were designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Belo Horizonte was the first state capital planned from the ground up.

 
Pavilion at Institute for Contemporary Art Inhotim, Lygia Pape

Pavilion at Institute for Contemporary Art Inhotim, Lygia Pape

The Institute for Contemporary Art Inhotim owns a world-class collection of contemporary art continuously on display. It is situated in a  lush tropical garden within a spectacular landscape close to Belo Horizonte.

 
National Congress, Brasília, Oscar Niemeyer

National Congress, Brasília, Oscar Niemeyer

Built in the late 1950s, Brasília is one of the youngest capitals in the world. It was planned and built by Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer, who thus gained world fame. In 1987, Brasília was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is a must-see for architects and urban planners.

 
Museum of Contemporary Art MAC Niteroi, Oscar Niemeyer

Museum of Contemporary Art MAC Niteroi, Oscar Niemeyer

Rio de Janeiro, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also known as “Cidade Maravilhosa” or the “Marvelous City”, because of its spectacular scenery. Here the urban hustle-bustle perfectly melds with the relaxed beach life. Once the capital of Brazil and the Portuguese Empire, it offers a rich architectural heritage to explore.

 

The trip will be carried out in cooperation with Blumar Brazil.