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Tourism and travel guide about the Federal District region, Brazil. Includes information of site attractions - Brazil, Brazilia District.

Distrito Federal - Brasil

The Federal Capital of Brazil is located in the centre of the country.

It is located at:

1160 kilometers from Río de Janeiro.
1020 kilometers from Sao Paulo
Brasilia’s population is: 2.455.903 inhabitants.

This city is worldwide famous, thanks to its modern architecture that was the result of an ambitious urban project designed by the architect Lúcio Costa. A panoramic view above the earlier plan of the city shows it like an airplane or a bird with the wings wide open.

Brasilia is a tropical territory which concentrates the federal administration and the politic power of the country.

It has a unique ecosystem that contains more than 3.000 vegetal species and 1.576 fauna species. Such classification is the second richest in the world.

Tourist places


Nossa Senhora Aparecida Cathedral – it was inaugurated on May 31, 1970. In 1988 was painted with white, the clear glasses were substituted by green and blue ones by Antonia Marianne Peretti.

Dom Bosco Sanctuary

Nossa Senhora Rainha da Paz Militar Cathedral

Nossa Senhora de Fátima Church

Buildings and monuments

Praça dos Três Poderes, in the surrounding area, it is possible to appreciate the most important buildings. In the square, the Espacio Lucio Costa is located, where it is possible to appreciate a big scale model of the pilot map of the city.
Panteão da Liberdade: mast of the national flag

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Palacio del Planalto (palace)

Congreso Nacional (National Congress)

Palacio da Alvorada: the official residence of the President

Catetinho: first presidential residence, it was built in only 10 days and was inaugurated on December 31, 1956.

Cláudio Santoro National Theater: it is like a cut pyramid

Memorial JK

Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge: inaugurated on December 15, 2002.

Complejo Cultural de la República (cultural complex):  it is the most recently work of Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia, inaugurated in December 15, 2006.

How to arrive

By Land
International Airport of Brasília - Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek
Airlines that operate with regular flights: Gol, Ocean Air, Passaredo, Tam, Total, Web Jet, Tap, Varig.
International Airport of Brasília – DF
PHONE: (61) 3364-9000
Distance from the downtown: 11 km

By land
Bus Station of Brasília
Address: Marco zero s/n°
PHONE: (61) 327-4631


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