Brasilia – Brazil’s capital city, situated along a plateau in the mid-west of Brazil and with a population of 2.6 million is probably one of the most unique capital cities in the world. Most major capital city tourist attractions have a vast history and heritage behind them and the ancient architecture and art bring visitors in droves. Brasilia is different. It is NEW.
The simplistic and modern development of Brasilia, built only fifty four years ago in 1956 is a testament to modern construction techniques with a place for everything and everything in its place. Such is the brilliance of its design that it is the only city built in the twentieth century to achieve UNESCO World Heritage Site Status, a feat it accomplished within twenty seven years of completion.
You may be forgiven for thinking that something so new could not elicit wonderment, the National Museum, Brasilia Cathedral and the Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge spanning the enormous man-made Paranoa Lake will make you think differently.
Indeed it is the newness of this wonderful city that makes it so attractive. The well planned layout that from above, resembles a plane or butterfly makes movement around the city very easy and the specific sector locations for Hotels, Shopping Precincts, Bars and Nightlife have made a Brasilia a Mecca for the party goers and Nuevo rich.
With wakeboard and windsurfing on the shores of Lake Paranoa, Café Bar strips hidden among the modern edifices of an almost futuristic city and a party atmosphere nearly everywhere you go, you cannot help but smile, relax and enjoy yourself. And if that is not enough, then take heart in the famous prophecy of Brasilia’s patron saint, the Italian St Don Bosco that between parallels 15 and 20, around a lake which shall be formed, a great civilization will thrive and this shall be the Promised Land.
Brasilia, Brazil information & tourist attractions are brought to you by World Holiday Destinations. Holiday here and book your Brasilia Accommodation