Brasilia, capital of Brazil
The Brazilian Congress
Brasilia is not only a planned city. It is a planned capital.
Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, was inaugurated on April 22nd 1960, in the central area of the country. Just five years before, the area resembled a desert, with no people, scarce water, few animals and plants.
President Juscelino Kubitschek, who became President in 1956, invited the best Brazilian architects to present projects for the new capital. Oscar Niemeyer, today one of the most famous world's architects, combined straight and rounded shapes to create innovative architectural masterpieces. Lucio Costa, reknowned Brazilian urbanist, devised a lay-out combining beautiness, simplicity and functionality.
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The Brasilia Cathedral
The Presidential Palace
Hotels in Brasilia
» Hotels in Brasilia. Information about accommodation.
» World Cup 2014 in Brasilia. Seven matches will be staged in Brasilia.
» Facts about Brasilia. History, weather, transportation...
» Photos of Brasilia. Some images of Brasilia.
» Restaurants in Brasilia. Not the best in Brazil.
» Maps of Brasilia. Maps of the relevant areas.
» Brasilia Travel Information. The tourist attractions of the capital.
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