Information for participants



The International Symposium on Linguistics, Cognition, and Culture (LCC) will be held at the Faculty of Humanities at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Faculdade de Letras: FALE-UFMG), in the Pampulha area, northeast of Belo Horizonte. Further information:

Vista Panorâmica da Faculdade Letras da UFMGCredits: Umberto Diniz (


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Travel information

Belo Horizonte is located in the southeast of Brazil, at about 600 km from São Paulo and 450 km from Rio de Janeiro. Confins International Airport (CFN) is about 40 Km away from the city center. The Airport is served by regular flights from Rio de Janeiro (GIG) and São Paulo (GRU) international airports, as well as direct flights from several cities around the world. Further information:






The main public transport used in Belo Horizonte is the bus. There is only one subway line, but it does not go to the university campus!


Arriving in Campus:

Coming from downtown, there is only one bus line that enters the UFMG Campus: 5102. However, the Faculty of Humanities (Faculdade de Letras) is just a five-minute walk from the main campus entrance at Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627. There you will find the BRT MOVE – UFMG Station, where many bus lines come from and go to downtown. Further information: BRT-MOVE Map


Moving in the city:

The Google Maps service is connected to the public transit system in Belo Horizonte (BHtrans). You can use this service to plan your bus route from and to any place in the city. Just type the departure and destination address and it will inform you in real time which are the possible bus routes to take. 

If you prefer, you can use mobility Apps, like UBER or Cabify. They work very well in Belo Horizonte and for a reasonable price (cheaper than regular taxicabs). Don't worry, these services are legal in Brazil ;-)



Although the downtown area in Belo Horizonte offers more options for accommodation, it may take you about 30 minutes (or even more, depending on traffic conditions) to get to the university campus in Pampulha, where the symposium will take place. If you prefer to stay in the downtown area, be sure to plan your time accordingly.

If you want to save time, prefer accommodations close to the campus, so that you can spend less time moving from place to place.

Here is a list with hotels we suggest! 


We prepared a gastronomic itinerary in Belo Horizonte. Access here.  


Tourist route

For tourist information, access:


Enjoy your stay!


Faculdade de Letras da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais 
Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627, Pampulha - Belo Horizonte/MG

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