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  • 1 Three Powers Square Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Praça dos Três Poderes BR - Brasília

    The Monumental Axis comes to an end on the east side of Praça dos Três Poderes. Three buildings devoted respectively to the executive (the Palácio do Planalto), the legislative (the Congresso Nacional, actually a triptych of buildings) and the judici..

  • 2 Congresso Nacional Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Praça dos Três-Poderes BR - Brasília 70160 900

    In the heart of the city is this gigantic platform accommodating Niemeyer's remarkable achievement, both symbol of power and masterpiece of Modernist art. This is the National Congress, where the Congress, the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate enjoy..

  • 3 Palácio da Alvorada Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    BR - Brasília

    The Palácio da Alvorada, the official residence of the President of Brazil, is one of Oscar Niemeyer's major works. The palace is famous for its columns, which lend it an elegance that is in stark contrast with the monumentalism that tends to prevail..

  • 4 Palácio do Itamaraty Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    BR - Brasília

    The Itamaraty Palace, which houses the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is one of Niemeyer's most outstanding architectural accomplishments. Surrounded by pools and greenery, the façade composed of long vertical arches fronts a rectangular glass structur..

  • 5 Catedral Metropolitana Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Esplanada dos Ministérios - lote 12 BR - Brasília 70050 000

    This cathedral, architect Oscar Niemeyer's masterpiece, is a monument that soars towards the sky in a design that perfectly sublimates the Christian faith. The 16 columns curving inwards hardly seem to touch the ground. Inside, the stained-glass wind..

  • 6 Brasília TV Tower Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Eixo Monumental BR - Brasília

    The Torre de TV is the tallest monument in Brasília (224m). A lift takes you halfway up the tower to a platform from which the panoramic views help you gain a better understanding of the city's layout. Photographers should go up at the end of the day..

  • 7 Santuário Dom Bosco Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    W3Sul - Quadra 702 BR - Brasília

    Imagine a church where the comparative size of the walls and windows is reversed, with the effect that the church appears to be practically all windows. That vision was made a reality by the brilliant architect Vasconcelos Naves. The Santuário Dom Bo..

  • 8 Palácio do Planalto Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Praça dos Três-Poderes BR - Brasília

    The Palácio do Planalto, the official workplace of the president, is located on the north side of the Three Powers Square. Its white marble columns partly mirror the form of those of the Palácio da Alvorada. They are placed perpendicular to the façad..

  • 9 Brasília National Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    BR - Brasília

    Inaugurated on 15 December 2006, the same day that Oscar Niemeyer celebrated his 99th birthday, the National Museum, which he of course designed, is the largest dome ever constructed. The museum resembles a sort of concrete flying saucer with a circu..

  • 10 Panteão da Pátria Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Praça dos Três-Poderes BR - Brasília

    The Pantheon, completed by Niemeyer in 1985, was built in the form of a dove. It honours the heros of Brazilian history who fought for freedom and democracy, a list of whose names are inscribed in the Steel Book. On the first floor is a dark room who..

  • 11 Ministry of Justice Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    BR - Brasília

    The Ministério da Justiça, one of the many buildings in Brasília designed by Niemeyer, reprises some of the architectural elements of the Itamaraty Palace, but the round arches were transformed into a series of bifurcated arches in 1986. Artificial w..

  • 12 Memorial Juscelino Kubitschek Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Lado Oeste Praça do Cruzeiro cep BR - Brasília 70070 300

    The Memorial Juscelino Kubitschek (1981) was built upon the initiative of Sarah Kubitschek in honour of the city's founder, who died in a car accident in 1976. On the ground floor of the building, which was designed by Niemeyer, you will find Jusceli..

  • 13 Templo da Boa Vontade Interesting

    Religious buildings

    SGAS 915 - lotes 75/76 BR - Brasília

    The Templo da Boa Vontade is fully in keeping with the ongoing sense of mysticism that has surrounded Brasília since its creation. Built in 1989 by the Legião da Boa Vontade - an ecumenical organisation which promotes harmony between all religions - ..

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