Brazil's colossal Inhotim art galleryBrumadinho, Brazil
Where can you find outdoor sculptures, art pavilions and more than 4000 plant species all in one place? At Inhotim. Sprawled across more than 140 hectares of botanical gardens in south-eastern Brazil, this colossal open-air art gallery and contemporary museum is a world unto itself. Pick up a map, choose your route and lose yourself in an aesthetic wonderland.
The gallery features notable artists from Brazil and around the world, with each installation showcasing a unique perspective of the relationship between art and nature. Many of the pieces are interactive, and you’ll find yourself wandering through interpretive forests, lakes and valleys. The gallery’s size almost guarantees a second visit, since it’s impossible to see everything in one day (multi-day passes are available). Explore on foot, join a tour or, for about AU$10, cruise around in a chauffeur-driven golf cart.
Catch a bus from Belo Horizonte Bus Station, hire a car or even stay in one Brumadinho’s hotels.
Admission is free on Wednesdays and costs between US$6 and $10 on other days.
The gallery is huge – plan for at least two days to trawl through all Inhotim has to offer.
Don’t forget to pack your togs!