Set deep within the Brazilian rainforest, this 5000 acre botanical garden and museum is a stunning, idyllic hideaway, acting as an artistic pilgrimage site for people from around the world.
Organised by former mining magnate Bernardo Paz, Inhotim was founded as a destination that combines art and nature with simplistic beauty. One can stroll through forest landscapes, lakes, trails, mountains and valleys, and then through a permanent collection that includes works by some of the most prolific and exciting Brazilian and international artists, including Edgard de Souza, Adriana Varejão, Anish Kapoor and Thomas Hirschhorn. The works are displayed in both exhibition halls and outdoor pavilions, extending the seamless transitions between academic art and the natural landscape.
Moving around the campus feels like a meditative escape, and its easy to see why hundreds of thousands of international visitors flock to Brazil just to experience it – this destination is one for the art lovers’ bucket list.
Integrated into the Inhotim gardens, there can’t be a more beautiful location to share a delicious, internationally inspired buffet.
For more relaxed dining, head to Bar de Ganso, which features a similar menu to Restaurante Tamboril but in a cozy bistro designed by Paulo Henrique Pessoa.
This wonderful store is worth a visit to Inhotim in its own right – filled with design pieces from renowned artists alongside ceramic and other works by craftspeople in the local Brumadinho region, one can take home pieces of the authentic, inspiring creative traditions of Brazil.
Street B, 20. Inhotim
MG – Brazil
+55 31 3571-9700
Tuesday – Friday 9.30 – 16.30
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9.30 – 17.30
Tuesdays - free. Wednesdays and Thursdays - R$20,00. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays - R$30,00
Shuttle: from Belo Horizonte Bus Station