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“The most beautiful and boring museum that I ever visited”
Review of Inhotim

Inhotim
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Brumadinho
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Tue-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am-5.30pm
Reviewed February 27, 2014

The gardens are beautiful and the food and service of Tamboriu restaurant are very good but that's it. The expositions are not interesting, the worst is the one at Cosmococa, where they "try" to simulate a cocaine high with images and sounds, that experience should be part of a don't use drugs campaign, because if using drugs cause such boredon, no one will use. Adriana Varejão is a great artist, but have only three pieces of art within a full building. I saw more of her work at São Paulo MAM. I came to the park with high expectations, but left the place so bored and frustrate . Recommended only if you want to have a good walk in a park, nothing more.

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

This place has a little bit of everything. I don't really know how to describe Inhotim, it's kind of like a massive botanical garden with interactive, quirky and sometimes downright weird modern art exhibits. It's an interesting place to go if you want to get out of the city, but unlike most things in Belo Horizonte I found it rather touristy. If you can get there on a Tuesday, take advantage of the free entry.

Thank Matt G
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Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic place for bit of tropical forest, arts, good food. The crew is very nice and helpfull. We were delighted with Cezar at candle shack and Tais who was electric car pilot. Well done!

Thank Dominique N
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Even if you don´t like art, you need to visit this place and just enjoy the perfect landscape, exotic flowers and birds! It´s not easy to get there, try one of the bilingual transfer services like KOPA turismo etc.

Thank Goldcontakt
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

You get to Inhotim by driving out of the sprawling city of Belo Horizonte towards Sao Paulo and turning off the highway to Brumadinho. You drive down increasingly bumpy roads and through modest rural villages... and then all of a sudden you are in the oasis of Inhotim.

Inhotim is a vast landscaped botanic masterpiece of parks, glades, groves, orchards and lakes that is dotted with little pavilions, each with a distinctive archtecture. And in each pavillion is a gallery housing artworks, installations and concepts.

Some reviewers comment on the surprise of finding such a modern, well maintained and well managed attraction in what can sometimes be the "relaxed chaos" of Brazil. But the really awesome thing is not that achievement, it is the enormity of the concept - a huge estate of art and beauty and ideas. I have never been to a place where someone understands that drilling a hole 200m into the earth and dropping a microphone down there so we can hear what is going on is a necessary and valuable human activity.

And Inhotim is also practical to visit. Excellent walking paths, plenty of cool water dispensers and bathroom facilities, good restaurants and cafes, and even little chauffer driven golf carts that take you to the furthest corners of the park.

There are many countries where an Inhotim could be built and run efficiently. But this is no Disneyland - somehow, only Brazil could produce the notion of Inhotim. This is one of Brazil's premier tourist destinations. Seriously, it is worth visiting Brazil just for Inhotim.

Thank Nick B
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