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“beautiful staircase is the highlight”

Palacio da Liberdade
Ranked #21 of 231 things to do in Belo Horizonte
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Owner description: On Sundays, the public can learn about the history of Minas Gerais told from its political life. The central building of the architectural ensemble of the Liberty Square, the Palace was built in eclectic style with neoclassical influences. Opened in 1897, the building served as home to several governors.
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Only open saturday and sunday. We had the tour with the audio guides. Lovely interior and history of minas gereis and the city of Belo Horizonte. The grounds are lovely too. The highlight for me was the magnificent Belle Epoch wrought iron staircase. Definitely worth of visit if in the area.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

After many days trying, I was finally able to go inside this palace. It's only open to the public very limited hours on Saturday and Sunday. You will need a photo ID because you need to register upon arrival and your photo will be taken by security, no exceptions. Purses, bags and backpack have to be left in a locker room. Photos are permitted but only without flash. You're not allowed to touch anything, not even the walls, and you're only supposed to walk on the red carpet laid out for the tours. They say the tours are in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, but the tour guide we had only spoke Portuguese, and quite fast at that. It did not matter, other than the historical facts and figures that he's giving, the building itself it worth the trip and the hassle. A very nice afternoon in a very historic building. Don't miss it if you happen to be ere during a weekend.

Thank Frank d
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

This palace is on one of the edges of Liberdade Square!
It is open for free tours, each with a guide to. Show you around and give you the history.

They have the tours in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

It has been restored beautifully, and the gardens are nice too.

Thank Sharns R
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Don't miss this beautiful palace, ex-residence of former state governors, of which several became Republic Presidents, such as the popular Juscelino K.

Thank Braulio B
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Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

It was our first day in Brazil, and we visited the palace because we had some time to kill and it was near to our hotel. We were were very glad we did because we had an exceptionally wonderful experience. Our guide, Julio, gave us a great tour of the palace itself and an exceptionally interesting introduction to the history and culture of Belo Horizonte and Brazil in general. It was wonderful to have such an intelligent and observant guide. It was one of those magic moments of travel that we will always remember.

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