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Why locals love it
Located in the remarkable old train station building, the Arts and Crafts Museum (MAO) is a tribute to work and to Brazilian workers. Founded in 2005, its collection tells a beautiful story with objects dating from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Since the opening, a donation policy was established, and new items have been added to the collection.
Why you should visit it
The MAO is an invitation for a travel back in time, where you’ll get impressed by the difficulties and creative ways Brazilians faced to guarantee their daily bread. And if you are also an architecture admirer, you’ll fall in love with the museum’s neoclassical building, erected in 1922, one of Belo Horizonte postcards.
The Sapucaí St., behind the MAO, has a beautiful view to the neighborhood, especially to the Floresta Viaduct, another BH postcard.