Brasilia

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Itamaraty Palace featuring a pond, a lake or waterhole and château or palace

Discover powerful ideas while exploring futuristic landscapes, diverse monuments and phenomenal Oscar Niemeyer constructions in Brazil’s dynamic Federal District.

The Federal District and its central urban jewel, Brasília, have long been symbols of hope and human advancement in Brazil. Visit this sleek city whose short history is studded with fascinating characters, architectural feats and a tangible sense of the future.

One of the treats of the Federal District is exploring the novelties of Brasilía. The city is built to a plan with the shape of an airplane. Important government buildings and cultural landmarks are placed on the Monumental Axis along the “body” of the plane, while residential and shopping areas spread out onto the “wings.”

Begin your exploration at the center of Brasília, where important historic monuments illuminate the city’s journey. The Memorial JK pays tribute to Juscelino Kubitschek, the president who oversaw the construction of this new Brazilian capital in the 1950s. Not far away, visit Dom Bosco Sanctuary and see the memorial to the saint who dreamed of the futuristic city which became the basis for Brasília.

See how this dream was put into action by exploring the city’s architectural wonders, most of which were designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Visit the symbolic Three Powers Plaza and enjoy the awe-inspiring Itamaraty Palace near the sparkling towers of National Congress. Other design landmarks not to miss include the Planalto Palace and the Metropolitan Cathedral, with its unforgettable circular construction.

Stop for lunch in the large City Park, where open spaces and a charming lake frame playgrounds and amusement parks that will delight the kids. Discover Brasília’s cultural sector to find a quiet space at the National Library or enlightening exhibits at the National Museum and Gallery. Climb the nearby TV Tower for the best view of the city.

Use Brasília’s frequent bus routes through the Rodoviária, the Central Bus Station, or hail a taxi to get to the shores of Lake Paranoá at sunset. Find a Federal District bar or restaurant and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge as you reflect on a city built on dreams.

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Where to stay in Brasilia

Windsor Brasilia Hotel
Windsor Brasilia Hotel
4 out of 5
SHN, Quadra 1, Conjunto A, Bloco A, Asa Norte, Brasilia, DF
The price is £43 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb
Located in Asa Norte, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Conjunto National Mall and 1 mi (1.6 km) from Sarah Kubitschek Hospital. Liberty Mall and Brasilia Shopping ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (709 reviews)
"Muito bom 👍"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2022

Windsor Brasilia Hotel
Windsor Plaza Brasilia
Windsor Plaza Brasilia
5 out of 5
SHS Qd. 05 Bl. H, Brasilia, DF
The price is £48 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb
Located in Asa Sul, this luxury hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Pátio Brasil Shopping and 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Sarah Kubitschek Hospital. Funarte Plinio Marcos ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (712 reviews)
"I stay here often for two reasons: staff is great. Friendly, efficient and helpful. Breakfast is perfect. The level of attention given to providing such a comprehensive, diverse and well Curated breakfast leads me fell like this is a hotel that is focused on providing a good guest experience."

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2022

Windsor Plaza Brasilia
Royal Tulip Brasilia Alvorada
Royal Tulip Brasilia Alvorada
5 out of 5
SHTN Trecho 1, Conj. 1B, Bloco C, Brasilia, DF
The price is £80 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb
Situated in Brasilia, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lake Paranoa and Alvorada Palace. Planalto Palace and Liberty Pantheon are also within 3 miles ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (934 reviews)
"Everything is fine good quality perfect personality"

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2022

Royal Tulip Brasilia Alvorada
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Lago Islands with car, leisure and safety option in the heart of Brasilia
Lago Islands with car, leisure and safety option in the heart of Brasilia
SCEN Tr 1 Cond Ilhas do Lago, Asa Norte, Brasilia, DF
The price is £126 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb
This family-friendly Brasilia apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Lake Paranoa, Alvorada Palace and Planalto Palace. Liberty Pantheon and Supreme Federal ...
5/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
such a pleasant air bnb!
"we moved to Brasilia for work as a family and had to wait for our residence to be finished so we needed a temporary place to stay and this place could not have been more pleasant. The apartment is a bit small for a family with two teenagers but it was nice and perfectly set up. We enjoyed the view, ..."

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2020

Lago Islands with car, leisure and safety option in the heart of Brasilia
Brasília Center Space
Brasília Center Space
Shigs 704 - bloco G - Asa Sul, Casa 41, Brasilia, DF
Located in Asa Sul, this holiday home is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Dom Bosco Sanctuary and 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Sarah Kubitschek Hospital. Renato Russo Cultural Space ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Muito bom
"Muito atenciosa"

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2019

Brasília Center Space
Flats Unicaflex
Flats Unicaflex
2.5 out of 5
SIG Quadra 08 Número 2396 Ed. Unicaflex, Brasilia, Distrito Federal
Situated in Brasilia, this apartment building is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Sarah Kubitschek Hospital. Museum ...
3.9/5 Good! (30 reviews)
Excelente custo beneficio
"Excelente"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2019

Flats Unicaflex
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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