Sightseeing in Brasilia

Brasília Vista do Colorado - Perhaps the most beautiful view from the north side of Brasilia - the lake is Paranoá - , the skyline showing the plain at the top of the Central Plateau. This is the landscape that has points where you can park on top of Colorado, was known as the area beside the bridge in Colorado, North Exit (Pilot Plan for Sobradinho and thence to Planaltina, Taiwan etc.). Today there are malls, motels and offices, plus a gazebo and small area not ...
Catedral Metropolitana in BrasíliaCatedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida - MAP Designed by Oscar Niemeyer to be an ecumenical religious center, the Cathedral became a Catholic church that goes beyond the traditional style, for its bold architecture. Located at the beginning of the Ministries, the trademark of Brasilia was inaugurated in 1967 after 12 years of construction. Its circular nave is below ground level and to get there the visitor passes through a tunnel walls and black floor that ends in a place called ...
Dom Bosco Sanctuary in BrasiliaDom Bosco Sanctuary - MAP The Don Bosco is a work of light. Its walls are formed by 80 columns over 15 m, which unite in the high Gothic arches. The structures are 2,200 square feet of stained glass. Most combines 12 shades of blue dotted with white. Inside, the feeling is of being under a starry sky. The architect Claudio Naves complemented the composition with columns rose-colored corners.Even when the sun goes down and can no longer azure inside the sanctuary...
Lúcio Costa in BrasíliaLúcio Costa - MAP A space dedicated to the miniature plan of the city of Brasilia. It is located below street level under the Three Powers Square – at the end point of the Ministries Plateau -, and is opened from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm. Information: +55 (61) 321-9843.
Memorial JK in BrasiliaMemorial JK - MAP 3 Built in honor of the founder of the city and inaugurated on September 12, 1981, is to highlight the pedestal of the statue with 28 meters of Juscelino, written by Honorius Peçanha. The decor and interior lighting create a magical and sober environment. In Mortuary Chamber, a circular room 10 meters in diameter, are the remains of Juscelino Kubitschek, the track jacket and presidential and other objects of the founder of the city...
MapMorro do Centenário - MAP Centenary Hill. Its biggest attraction is the Cornerstone, launched in 1922, the centenary of the Independence of the country, as a mark of moving the capital to the Central Plateau, and tumbled today as a National Heritage. Situated between the rivers and Sobradinho Bartholomew, the hill offers a beautiful view of mountains and valleys that surround it, covered with vegetation typical of the cerrado. Location: is 10 kilometres from the...
National Congress in BrasíliaNational Congress - MAP Headquarters of Brazilian Legislative Powers, the National Congress is composed of the Federal Senate – on the left side and represented by the "concave architectural dish" - and the Chamber of Deputies – located on the right side and represented by the "convex dish". There are guided visits at every hour, going through both session halls and the museums in both houses of the Legislative Power. In both Houses guided tours are held f...
MapPalácio da Alvorada - MAP Located on the shores of Lake Paranoa, the Alvorada Palace is the official residence of the President. Its columns are the city's symbol, used in his coat. Designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer inaugurated on 06.30.1958. First masonry building in Brasilia. In front of the Palace there are two sculptures: "The Laras' of Ceschiatti, and" Rhythms of Rio "by Maria Martinez. Beside, a chapel with a facade of Athos.End: Hotels and Tourism Sect...
Palácio da Justiça in BrasíliaPalacio da Justiça - MAP The palace of Justice is the headquarters for the Ministry of Justice, offering guided visits to its Black Hall, the Portraits Room, Library and Internal Garden. Visits are available from Monday to Friday, from 9 to 11 am and from 3 to 5 pm. It is located on the Three Powers Square, at the end of the Ministries Plateau. Information: +55 (61) 429-3401.
Buriti Palace in BrasíliaPalácio do Buriti - MAP 3 Designed by architect Mauro Jorge Esteves, the Buriti Palace is the headquarters of the Administration of the Federal District. In its gardens there are the sculptures and Roman Wolf Form Space Plan. In front of the building is a replica of the Roman Wolf, offered by the city of Rome to the Brazilian capital on the occasion of its inauguration in April 21, same date of inauguration of the city. Inside the facility, there is ...
Palacio Itamaraty in BrasiliaPalácio do Itamaraty - MAP The Itamaraty Palace [1], also known as Palace of the Arches, and the attachments were designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer. The Palace was inaugurated on April 21, 1970. It was the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, when the beginnings of Brasilia. Currently, three buildings comprise the headquarters of the Ministry: the Palace, the Annex I and Annex II, popularly known as "Wedding Cake". The Palace has the largest hall w...
Planalto Palace in Brasília Palácio do Planalto - MAP Opened on 04/21/1960, houses the headquarters of the Executive, the workplace of the President. On the first floor rooms are the nobles of hearings and banquet halls, the second is the office of President of the Republic, and the third, the civil and military offices. The access is performed by the famous ramp. Presents the change of guard every two hours and every Friday at 17:30, takes place at the flag lowering ceremony in the presen...
JK Bridge in BrasiliaPonte JK - MAP The Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, also known as JK Bridge, Brasilia is located, linking the South Lake, and St. Sebastian Paranoá the central part of the Pilot Plan, through the Monumental Axis, crossing Lake Paranoá. Inaugurated on December 15, 2002, the structure of the bridge has a total traversing length of 1,200 meters, 24 meters wide with two lanes, each with three lanes, two walkways on the sides for use by cyclists and pedestri...
Pantheon in Três Poderes Square - BrasíliaPraça dos Três Poderes - MAP 3 Composed of representatives of federal executive, legislative and judicial branches, the Three Powers Square was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa. There are located the Palace of the Foreign Ministry, the Presidential Palace, the Palace of Justice, the Supreme Court, Congress, the Pantheon of Liberty and Democracy and the Lúcio Costa Space. It also hosts the sculpture "The laborers", by Bruno Giorgi, "Justice," Alfredo Ceschi...
Supremo Tribunal Federal in BrasíliaSupremo Tribunal Federal - MAP It is the headquarters of the Country’s Judicial Power, the Higher Court holds a vast library with approximately 80 thousand volumes. Guided visits are available on Sundays, from 10 am to 4 pm, and last around 30 minutes – going through the Sessions Hall, the Noble Hall and three Museums. It is located on the Three Powers Square, in the Ministries Plateau. Information: +55 (61) 217-4058.
MapTancredo Neves Fatherland Banner Monument - MAP Monument to freedom and democracy, it celebrates national heroes and especially ex-president Tancredo Neves. The project was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and hosts a collection of great artists, among them Athos Bulcão, João Câmara and Marianne Peretti. It is opened from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm, on the Three Powers Square, at the end of the Ministries Plateau. Information: +55 (61) 325-6244.
Television Tower  in BrasíliaTelevision Tower - MAP A Lúcio Costa project, with 224 meters of height, is deemed as an obligatory visit for tourists in the city. From up there, visitors can view the Pilot Plan, from a platform 75 meters up from the ground, with capacity for 150 people. In late afternoons, many visitors come up the Tower to view Brasilia’s the beautiful sunset. Around the Tower visitors find the largest and most traditional handcrafts fair in Brasilia. Right across from...
JK Bridge in BrasíliaThe JK Bridge - MAP Inaugurated in 2002, the JK Bridge is the third bridge built to connect the city’s Pilot Plan to the South Lake. It is considered one of the most beautiful bridges in the world.