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Top 10 places in Brasília

Our app features the history of 18 monuments and great sites including places to discover Brasília. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Brasília

Visit Catedral Metropolitana

Catedral Metropolitana

Exterior: This magnificent cathedral was designed on the drawings of Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) and the structural calculations were made by the engineer Joaquim Cardoso; it was built between 1958 and 1970. The duration of the construction was long: when the president Juscelino Kubitschek, who had... Read more

Visit Memorial JK

Memorial JK

The Juscelino Kubitschek memorial (JK) was built on the drawings of Oscar Niemeyer; it was inaugurated in 1981. It contains many personal items, its library and many pictures of his wife, children and others. The memorial has audiovisual means to discover the life and work of the president.... Read more

Visit Torre de TV Digital

Torre de TV Digital

This television tower, inaugurated in 2012, was Oscar Niemeyer's latest project; he died in the year. This is the first collective TV tower; it broadcasts the programs of several television channels. It has a height of 182 m; 120 m of reinforced concrete, 50 m of metal structure and 12 m of... Read more

Visit Ponte Juscelino Kubitschek

Ponte Juscelino Kubitschek

This beautiful bridge which crosses the Paranoà Lake on a length of 1200 m, and which is suspended on 720 m, connects the district São Sebastião in the center of the city. It contains 6 lanes for cars and two lanes for pedestrians and cyclists; it has a width of 24 m. Its originality comes from the... Read more

Visit Santuario Dom Bosco

Santuario Dom Bosco

In 1883, the Italian saint Dom Bosco made, it seems, a dream about a Utopian city of the future, located in the New World, which would be located between the 15 th and 20 th south parallels. This city would become the capital of a country, the government of which would administer the country with... Read more

Visit Palacio do Itamaraty

Palacio do Itamaraty

It is the seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the plans are from Oscar Niemeyer, the calculation of the structures was done by the engineer Joaquim Cardoso and it was built by the architect Milton Ramos. The palace was first named the Palace of the Arcs, because of the arches that surround the... Read more

Visit Eixo Monumental (the monumental axis)

Eixo Monumental (the monumental axis)

It is a wide and long (16 km) avenue located in the center of the Brasilia pilot plan. The master plan, directed by Lúcio Costa, is in the shape of a bird or a plane with curved wings whose monumental axis forms the body of the plane or the bird. The axis connects the Praça dos Três Poderes (Plaz... Read more

Visit Praça dos Três Poderes

Praça dos Três Poderes

This huge square represents the cockpit of the plane of the master plan; this is where the "thinking head" is, ie the buildings that house the three powers: executive, legislative and judicial. The first is in the Palazzo Planalto, a beautiful glass building covered with a white roof... Read more

Visit Palacio do Planalto

Palacio do Planalto

It was built on the plans of Oscar Niemeyer who wanted to create a modern and simple palace. The construction of this palace and the other two took only two years, from 1958 to 1960. It is particularly aesthetic with its concrete roof supported by these very elegant columns that seem almost too... Read more

Visit Museo da Cidade

Museo da Cidade

It was built on a drawing by Oscar Niemeyer; it was the first museum built. It was created to preserve the history of the construction of Brasilia and to honor its decision maker, President Juscelino Kubitschek . It was inaugurated in his presence in 1960; on this occasion, the poet Guilherme ... Read more

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