Are you looking for what to do in Brasilia?
PLACES TO SEE
- Praca dos Tras Poderes: As the name of the Praça dos Tras Poderes (Square of the Three Powers) suggests, it is surrounded by buildings housing the executive, legislature, and judiciary: the Palácio do Planalto, the official residence of the President; the Supremo Tribunal Federal (Supreme Court); and the Congresso Nacional.
- The TV Tower: The TV Tower is in the middle of the Monumental axis. This is the best place for a sweeping panorama view of the city. There is a food and crafts market on the base of the Tower. The Tower is most grand at sunset and the entrance is free.
- Itamaraty Palace: The palace houses the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and it also stands out among the Ministry Buildings in the city. It is open for guided visits on weekdays. This is a spectacular site not worth missing out on.
- Brasilia Cathedral: It is located midway along the axis. It has 16 curbed 90-ton concrete pillars and stained-glass panels. It is one of the world’s mazing modernist buildings.
- Public Works of Art: This is the collection of some of the finest Brazilian artists’ work, including Burle Marx (landscape design), Athos Bulcao (geometric tile panels) and Oscar Niemeyer (buildings and sculptures). These can be seen on the streets for free.
THINGS TO DO
- Visit Parque Nacional de Brasilia: Make a trip to Brasilia National Park that covers 28,000 hectares in the northwest part of the city, protecting a number of different environments, including the low and crooked trees of the cerrado, the bush steppe of the Brazilian interior, expanses of scrub and grassland, swampy palm-scattered plains, and the imposing trees of the gallery forests found on riverbanks and lakeshores.
- Walk down to Lago do Paranoa: On the east side of the city, the Rio Paranoa has been dammed to form a large lake, the Lago do Paranoa. Along its shore are embassies and consulates, sports clubs, restaurants, the University, the Olympic Center, and the Palácio da Alvorada, official residence of the President of the Republic.
Below we have a list of things to do in Brasilia and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Brasilia getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Brasilia with confidence.