Brasilia Vacations & Travel Packages!
The federal capital of Brazil, Brasilia is located atop the Brazilian Highlands in the center-western region of the country. The city features tropical savanna climate with two distinct seasons- a dry season from May to September, and the rainy season from October to April. A plethora of architectural highlights are the prime tourist attractions in Brasilia. These monuments are widely separated from the residential and commercial neighborhoods where tourists can explore the local life. The official buildings in Brasilia are designed innovatively. Those who are adrenaline junkies can find a vivacious city hidden behind the futuristic facade as the city is not only a pilgrimage for design and architecture aficionados but for foodies, nightlife lovers, and adventure enthusiasts as well.
Places of Interest in Brasilia
Praca dos Tras Poderes
Boasting some of the most stunning monuments and landmark buildings of Brasilia, Praca dos Tras Poderes is the governmental center of the city. It is flanked by buildings housing the executive, judiciary, legislature, the official residence of the President, and the Congresso Nacional. The square also boasts the Pantheon of Freedom and the Historical Museum of Brasilia.
Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida
Designed by Niemeyer and built in 1970, Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida is the most famous landmark in the city. It is a unique circular cathedral boasting 16 curved concrete columns that sour upwards to create a crown that borders a grass roof. The cathedral also boasts spectacular natural lighting. There are four large statues outside the entrance of the cathedral. These statues represent the Four Evangelists.
Palacio dos Arcos
Also known as Palacio Itamaraty, Palacio dos Arcos is home to the Foreign Ministry. It is one of the greatest achievements of Oscar Niemeyer. At the palace, a long line of symmetrical arches is located above a reflecting pool. This complete ensemble set in lovely gardens was designed by Roberto Burle Marx, a remarkable Brazilian landscape architect. The interiors are lavishly decorated and are surrounded by a semi-roofed courtyard with a garden. Palacio dos Arcos is open to the public.
Memorial dos Povos Indigenas (Museum of Indegineous People)
A great place to explore the history and present day lifestyle of Brazil's indigenous people, Memorial dos Povos Indigenas boasts a wonderful collection of native Brazilian art and artifacts related to pre-colonial native culture and living traditions of Brazil's natives today. Collection here includes pottery, weapons, baskets, paddles, and feather headdresses. The museum shop is an excellent spot to shop handmade native crafts.