Get up and go for a walk in the Praça do Papa square at the foothills of the Serra do Curral, one of the main snapshots of BH. Have breakfast in the Néctar da Serra (Av. Bandeirantes, 1839, Mangabeiras, ☎ 31-3281-1466) where there are more than 40 combinations of tasty juices. From there, go to the Palácio das Artes cultural complex (Av. Afonso Pena, 1537, centro, ☎ 31-3236-7400) and get to know every part of it.
Go to the Mercado Central market (Av. Augusto de Lima, 744, centro, ☎ 31-3274-9473) and feel like a Belo Horizonte native by sampling a portion of liver in onions with scarlet eggplant in the traditional Casa Cheia bar (☎31-3274-9585). Have lunch there and then stroll through the corridors of the market. Before enjoying the night life, take a look at the Praça da Liberdade Cultural Circuit (Praça da Liberdade, s/n°, Funcionários).
The nearby Edifício Maletta (Rua da Bahia, 1148, Centro) is where some of the city´s trendiest bars are concentrated. Try the drinks at Dub ( ☎ 31-3234-2405). Good eating options are Belo Comidaria (Rua Orange, 67, São Pedro, ☎ 31-3643-1569) and Glouton (Rua Bárbara Heliodora, 59, Lourdes, ☎ 31-3292-4237). Those who are more energetic can end the night dancing at the A Obra Bar Dançante (Rua Rio Grande do Norte, 1168, Savassi, ☎ 31-3261-9431).