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Viçosa is a university town in the Southern Minas Gerais.


The city is the birthplace of Artur da Silva Bernardes, president of Brazil between November 15, 1922 and November 15, 1926.

It is a city essentially oriented to education, with emphasis on the Federal University of Viçosa, founded in 1926 by the president of the Republic Arthur da Silva Bernardes. The university is considered one of the best in Brazil. The town also possesses other private higher education institutions, emphasizing the educational character of the city.

It is a city that attracts many people from Brazil and other countries due to scientific and academic events that take place around the university, totaling approximately 500 annual events.

Its inhabitants are mostly made up of young people, which gives the city its own dynamic, in addition to the large number of parties that take place during the week.

Its population as of 2020 was estimated at 79,000 and the elevation is 648 m.

Get in[edit]

From Belo Horizonte goes the intercity buses of Passaro Verde for around R$80 (Dec 2021).

Get around[edit]







  • Classe A, Rua Dr. Milton Bandeira, 376 - Centro (próximo à rodoviária). Tel. 31 3891-2821. [1]
  • Bougainvillea, Av. Marechal Castelo Branco, 165 - Centro. Tel. 31 3892-4638. [2]
  • Meridien, Av. P. H. Rolfs, 81 - Centro. Tel. 31 3891-5145. [3]
  • Mundial Hotel, Rua dos Estudantes, 150 - Centro. Tel. 31 3891-4638.
  • Viçosa Palace Hotel, Rua Sebastião Lopes de Carvalho, 349 - Centro. Tel. 31 3891-3872.

Go next[edit]

You find hostels and private rooms ...:

in the southwest:[edit]

  • Juiz de Fora – 170 km. The presence of immigrants – especially from Portugal, Italy, Germany, Syria and Lebanon and more recently China – throughout its history has given the city a cosmopolitan spirit and diverse cuisine. It's a gay-friendly city. It's nickname is "Manchester Mineira". The intercity bus Empresa Unida and Blablacar rides go there. From Juiz de Fora to Petrópolis.

in the north-west:[edit]

  • Ouro Preto – 115 km. With its unique beauty and precious streets, houses, churches and historic buildings. It was the first Brazilian city to be named a World Heritage Site. The town has the richest ensemble of Baroque buildings in the America. Ouro Preto is one of the most popular travel destinations in Brazil. Buses of Passaro Verde go to Ouro Preto and more frequently to nearby Mariana.
  • Belo Horizonte

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