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Holidays to Brasília

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Brasilia, is a well planned capital of Brazil. It was designed and developed by Oscar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa with the specific idea of moving the then Capital Rio de Janeiro to a more central location in Brazil. It is shaped like a bird in flight and some of the beautiful buildings including the the national congress and the city's cathedral having six columns have been designated as World Heritage sites by UNESCO. Niemeyer died in 2012 who was still working at the age of 104. The city is divided into sectors and blocks and specific blocks are designated for various trade sectors like Housing sector, hotel sector, hospital sector, banking sector, Embassy sector etc.

Places of Interest::

  • Eixo Monumental ("Monumental Axis")

  • Palácio do Planalto (the official workplace of the President of Brazil)

  • Cathedral of Brasília

  • Paranoá Lake

  • Parque da Cidade (Park of the City)

  • Praça dos Três Poderes (Portuguese for Square of the Three Powers)

  • National Congress

  • Complexo Cultural da República (Portuguese for Cultural Complex of the Republic)

  • The Brasilia Zoo

  • Palácio da Alvorada (official residence of the President of Brazil)

  • The Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial

  • The Botanic Garden

  • Television Tower ( For a panaromic view of the city).

Nearby attractions include:

  • Chapada dos Veadeiros (A National Park with plenty of cerrado wildlife and surrounded by several waterfalls.

  • Itiquira Falls

  • Caldas Novas (natural hot springs resort)