The capital city of Brazil, Brasilia is a planned city and a great example of modernist architecture which attracts not only tourists but also architecture aficionados. The city is a blend of green & urban regions which makes it an exceptional spot to visit in Brazil. In 1987, due to its amazing architecture, the city of Brasilia was enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage list.
The building of the National Congress is as old as the city of Brasília itself. It was designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer and consists of a flat based structure with two high buildings, where the offices of the members of parliament are located. Besides the members of parliament, the National Congress also houses the federal senate. Visitors have the possibility to visit the Congress and its rooms from the inside and without any entrance fee.
Cathedral of Brasilia
The Cathedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida is one of the most amazing designed church is Brazil dedicated to the Archdiocese of Brasília. Built in a hyperboloid structure, the church building’s sections look like two hands climbing towards the sky, which seems like if someone is praying. A tasteful chime tower stands near the house of prayer. The bells in the tower were donated by Spain. It is located by the National Stadium.
Situated in Parque Municipal do Itiquira, Itiquira waterfall tumbling from 168 meters is the highest waterfall in entire Brazil.The park of Itiquira is a beautiful place full of greenery and one of the best destination for day trips from the capital city. Guests will discover a nature trail, swimming or simply unwinding in nature. If you want some place closer to nature than this is the best place you can go in Brasilia.
Santuario Dom Bosco
Santuario Dom Bosco was built in 1963 in honor of the city’s patron saint. After admiring the exteriors, head inside and let the floor-to-ceiling windows with blue filters leave you in awe. When you look up, prepare to be enthralled by the crystal chandelier made by beloved local architect Alvimar Moreira. You will also see the impressive Don Bosco and Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora statues, the marble altar, and the crucifix carved from cedar tree.