Inaugurated in 1960 by then president Juscelino Kubitschek, Brasilia It is the third capital in the history of Brazil, after Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, built in record time, the walls of the “city of hope” were erected like someone building a condominium, planned in each space to create a new city format. The creation was made in sectors divided by millimetrically designed complexes, in order to better organize each space, Brasília centralizes residential and commercial buildings in urban areas with many parks and green spaces, surrounded by large avenues that intersect and serve to facilitate all mobility. around town.

The immense territory of this part of the cerrado was chosen due to its flat geography, and strategic location for being right in the center of Brazil, being able to bridge between the extremes. Without major depreciation of soil and mountains, the scenario made it possible to build an entire city in the heart of the country. Considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the city has the largest listed area in the world due to the architectural and urban design designed by names such as Lúcio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx, responsible for the city's landscaping. Brasilia it became a very neat gift, made by big names, for the natives and for the immigrants who went to build the city and stayed there.

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Those who visit the city are surprised by the numerous projects by the architect Oscar Niemeyer, who signed most of the constructions of public buildings, among them the most famous are the Honestino Guimarães National Museum, the Nossa Senhora Aparecida Metropolitan Cathedral, the curious Flor do Cerrado – Torre of Digital TV, and the best known of them, where the main political decisions of the country are taken, the National Congress.

Brasilia also brings together a wide variety of green spaces, being one of the most wooded cities in the country precisely because of the urban project that aimed at an interactive city, with leisure areas and important points that can be visited such as the City Park, a place with more than 420 hectares, being larger than Central Park itself in New York. The Brasília National Park, also known as Água Mineral Park – local club, the Brasília Botanical Garden and the Burle Marx Ecological Park.

A journey of many stories, the Federal Capital was the birthplace of a significant milestone in the country's trajectory that reflects on the cultural scene that is still present, not to mention the futuristic monuments and buildings of the 60's that don't let us forget what the president's objective was. In each tour, history mixes with the modern Brasília that does not hide being either a metropolis, or a small flower of the cerrado. A destination rich in diversity for those looking for funky nights, lots of action or for those who want family outings through the history of our country.

What to do:

Alvorada Palace

Official residence of the President of the Republic, it is one of Oscar Niemeyer's masterpieces. It was designed in 1956, even before Brasilia's pilot plan was chosen.


Brasilia Planetarium

The Brasília Planetarium is located in the center of the capital, between the TV Tower and the Convention Center. It has been completely renovated and has exhibitions, workshops, classes, film screenings, a digital library equipped with computers with internet access, and adapted furniture, such as inclined chairs, in addition to three meeting rooms and a food court, among others.


South Lake Pontoon

Pontão do Lago Sul is one of the places for those looking for fun and tranquility in Brasília. Considered the largest entertainment and leisure center in the capital, Pontão do Lago Sul has a great structure, bars, restaurants and a beautiful view of Lake Paranoá.


Sarah Kubitschek City Park

Founded in 1978, the park is the largest in Brasília and in the world, with 420 hectares, being larger than Central Park in New York, which has only 320 hectares.


Brasilia Botanical Garden

How about visiting the first Botanical Garden in Brazil with a predominant cerrado ecosystem? Well, that's the Brasilia Botanical Garden, which offers more than 5,000 hectares with several native and exotic plants.

Botanical Garden

Brasilia Zoo

The Brasília Zoo was opened in 1957, even before the capital of Brazil. The Zoo park occupies an area of 139.75 hectares and has several species of animals from Brazil and the world, always well taken care of.


Brasilia National Museum

The National Museum is part of the Cultural Ensemble of the Republic. It is a space that inserts Brasília in the international art circuit and shows the best in Brazilian art.

Brasilia National Museum

Museum of the City of Brasilia

The City Museum was designed by Oscar Niemeyer with the aim of preserving works related to the history of the construction of Brasília. It is the oldest museum in the capital, it was inaugurated on April 21, 1960 - the same day as the city's inauguration and represents a historic landmark, as the inauguration represented the official transfer of the Capital from RJ to Brasília. It has a permanent exhibition with historical inscriptions also transcribed in Braille. It is part of the Três Poderes Cultural Complex.

National museum

Brasília National Stadium – Mané Garrincha

The Estádio Nacional de Brasília, also known as Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Estádio Nacional de Brasília or simply Mané Garrincha, is a Brazilian multipurpose football stadium and arena located in the administrative region of Brasília, in the Federal District.


Memorial of Indigenous Peoples

Built in 1987, the Indigenous Peoples' Memorial was designed by Oscar Niemeyer in a spiral shape that resembles a round maloca of the Yanomami Indians. The space has a built area of 2,984.08m2, with main access through a ramp.


Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of Aparecida

Designed by Oscar Niemayer, it was inaugurated on 5/31/1970. It is 40 m high with 16 reinforced concrete arches surrounded by a reflecting pool. The 12 m high metallic cross at the top was blessed by Pope Paul VI, donor of the Altas.


Planalto Palace

Inaugurated on 4/21/1960, it houses the headquarters of the Executive Power, where the President of the Republic works. On the first floor are the noble audience halls and banquet halls; in the second is the office of the President of the Republic; and in the third, the Civil and Military offices. Access is via the famous ramp. There is a changing of the guard every 2 hours and every Friday at 5:30 pm, the flag-lowering ceremony is held with the presence of bands and Dragons of Independence.


Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial

Located in one of the highest points of Brasilia, the JK Memorial was built in the space where, on May 3, 1957, even before the transfer of the Capital, the 1st mass in Brasília was celebrated, by Dom Carlos Carmelo de Vasconcelos Mota, Cardinal Archbishop of São Paulo.

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National Congress

The National Congress was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and is the seat of the Brazilian Legislative Power. The H-shaped blocks have 28 floors and house administrative activities. Inside, there is a vast cultural and scenic heritage.


Brasilia TV Tower

The Brasília Television Tower is a project by Lúcio Costa that combines leisure with functionality. In addition to functioning as a television tower, the site offers tourists an already traditional handicraft fair, open on weekends and a viewpoint at 75m that gives the visitor an incredible view of the city.


JK Brasilia Bridge

Elected in 2003 as the most beautiful bridge in the world by the Engineering Society of the State of Pennsylvania, in the United States, the Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge is an example of architectural boldness that lives up to the spirit of change that was the mark of the construction of Brasília (work by the architect Alexandre Chan).

JK Bridge

How to get:

By airplane
Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek Airport receives daily flights from the main capitals of Brazil.

By car
From Goiânia: 207km – access via BR-060.
From Palmas: 841.9 km via BR-010.
From Belo Horizonte: 736.0 km via BR-040.

By bus
The city receives daily buses from several Brazilian capitals. For up-to-date information on which companies operate to Brasília, it is worth calling the bus station in the capital of DF.
Brasilia bus station
Tel: (61) 3234-2185


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