Abilio Barreto Historical Museum, Belo Horizonte

4.2
A museum dedicated to the history of Belo Horizonte, and fittingly located in the only remaining farmhouse from the old Curral d'El Rey--farmland replaced by the new planned city--Abilio Barreto Historical Museum plays an important role in preserving the identity of the city. The charming, quaint appearance of the building itself is as impressive as the exhibits it contains, all the more so given its historical context. Possessed of numerous interesting historical pieces, including furniture, clothing, photos, architectural designs, and much more, the museum's contents convey a real sense of the city’s past. Using our international travel planner, Belo Horizonte attractions like Abilio Barreto Historical Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Abilio Barreto Historical Museum
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Abilio Barreto Historical Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
334 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Just as culture is not a segment, the city is also not. Thus, The Historical Museum Abílio Barreto is a faithful representative of the culture of the city, from an environment, like the urban, timeless, or temporal pluri, and that breaks with the ceremonial status of the museum object to the detriment of the typical polyphony of the city and the Urbanization. Without losing harmony, he puts side by side, with the same degree of importance the various voices of the city. Representing different cultures and consequently golden cultures such as those of the distant past, the recent past and even the present. It also highlights those most erased parts of the formation of the city, these various breaths that drive the city are in present and vivacious extroversion in this museum. It really feels within the experience and this largely takes it off from the Museum of Arts and Crafts that for its neoclassical structure and the lack of representativeness of the subjects who are silenced in the process of representing the doings. Aspects that end up alienating some practical remnant for those who do not have experience of those extroverted offices. While everyone participates in the city, the MHAB leaves this practical and subjective experience on site. In addition to taking the city's polysemy to extroversion in the museum, after quick research it is noted that it also seeks to bring the museum to the city's polyphony. Through various actions and a multifaceted environment composed of a historic and a modern building; outdoor stage; a square where young people meet/ internal and external exhibitions; illustrious landscaping of plants that have valuable representation in the mining context; in addition to a large and detailed map of Belo Horizonte in the external environment of the headquarters building (most recently built building). In addition, it also has diversity of exhibitions being these short, medium and long duration, with different forms and approaches. The MHAB is also responsible for a library specialized in the history of Belo Horizonte and an educational sector that produces several actions with society in harmony with other museums. Therefore, the museum environment does an important work seeking to encompass the city in its entirety historical, social and cultural. Also covering transport collections over the years, paintings and framing within the museum space the oldest house of Belo Horizonte (object of important representation than once the city has already been) built even before the foundation of the city, belonging to a village previously established on site. The house was listed in 1951 as the city's cultural heritage. I recommend going unpretentiously and taking food to make a nickel poke outside.
    View original
  • Wonderful location for those who want to make their wedding book, Birthday and so on, great location.
    View original
Google
  • Ok
  • Top
Places to stay near Abilio Barreto Historical Museum

Plan your trip to Belo Horizonte

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Belo Horizonte

View all >
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Belo Horizonte

4.8
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Museums in Belo Horizonte

View all >
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Belo Horizonte

4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h

Shopping in Belo Horizonte

View all >
3.9
Duration: 4​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in Belo Horizonte

4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h