Venue and Accomodation


The 3rd International Workshop on Environmental Microbiology will be held at CAD2 (Centro de Atividades Didáticas II) (SEE MAP) located in the main Campus of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (see map), in Belo Horizonte - MG, Brazil, between March 26th and 28th.


Belo Horizonte is the capital city of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, located in the southeastern region of the country. As of 2013, the municipality's population was 2,479,175, making it the most populous city in Minas Gerais state and the sixth most populous city in the country. 

Belo Horizonte is regarded as one of the cities with the best quality of life in Latin America and is among the best cities in the developing world.  Framed by the Serra do Curral mountain range, Belo Horizonte received the title “Garden City” for being one of the most arboreal cities in the country. It has 69 parks and hundreds of squares.  The city, which is located in the tropical zone, has tropical on high altitudes climate and yearly temperatures average between 9 and 35 °C (48 and 95 °F).

There are four main public universities, namely: the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), the Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), the Government School of the João Pinheiro Foundation and the University of the State of Minas Gerais (UEMG).  Additionally, there are more than 50 higher education institutions in the city.

In addition, it is a reference in business, health services and tourism. Currently, it is the seventh Brazilian city that most receives international events, according to the International Congress and Conference Association’s (ICCA) ranking.


  • Quality Hotel Pampulha

Av. Presidente Antonio Carlos , 7456 
Bairro: São Luiz 
CEP: 31270-672 
Fone: (5531) 3505-9200 /Fax: (5531) 3505-9200

  • Bristol Jaraguá Hotel

Rua Boaventura, 987 - Jaraguá - Belo Horizonte - MG
CEP: 31270-020
Tel: +55 (31) 3232-9700/ Central de Reservas: 0800 283 9988

  • San Diego Suítes Pampulha - BH

Avenida Otacílio Negrão de Lima, 1624 - Pampulha - Belo Horizonte - MG
CEP: 31365-450
Tel: (31) 3614-6500/ Reserva para grupos: 35245599

  • Hotel Conexão Pampulha

R. João Edmundo Caldeira Brant, 330 - Itapoã - Belo Horizonte - MG
CEP 31.710-200
Tel: 55 31 2552.4999 

  • Pampulha Flat

Alameda das Latânias, 1207 - Pampulha - Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais
CEP: 31270-800
Tel: +55 31 3491-8080 

  • Single Flat Pousada Pampulha

Rua Maestro Francisco Souza, 17 - São Luis - Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais
Tel: +55 31 34917931 

  • Bristol Pampulha Lieu

Rua Desembargador Paula Mota, 187 - Pampulha - Belo Horizonte- MG
Tel: 55 (31) 3490.3500

  • Pousada Sossego da Pampulha

Av. Cel. José Dias Bicalho, 1258 - São Luiz - Pampulha - Belo Horizonte- MG
Tel: 55 (31) 3439-3250 

  • Fino da Bola Hostel

Avenida Otacílio Negrão de Lima, 2077 - Pampulha - Belo Horizonte- MG
CEP: 31365450
Tel: 55 (31) 3646-4303 / 31-9117-4303 / 31-75477588