Best Things To Do in Brasilia, Brazil

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  • 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.


  • 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.

Tourist Attractions in Brasilia

Here is the list of things to do in Brasilia and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Pontao Do Lago Sul

    4.8 (595 Votes)
    Pontao Do Lago Sul

    Entertainment, Leisure, Exhibition

    A must visit while in Brasilia, the Pontao do Lago Sul (South Lake Jetty) is a leisure and entertainment centre. A picturesque place, the centre is host to many restaurants, bars, kiosks, a playground for children, trade fairs and shows, sporting events, exhibitions and a lot more. Apart from taking leisurely strolls along the waterfront, visitors can also partake in amateur and professional wa...Read more
  2. Catedral Metropolitana

    4.7 (616 Votes)
    Catedral Metropolitana

    Architecture , Cathedral , Sculpture

    Catedral Metropolitana - Cathedral in Mexico City, Mexico. An architecturally stunning structure, the Catedral Metropolitana opened in the year 1970 and has been leaving visitors and worshippers amazed by its beauty since then. One of the most photographed building in Brasilia, another unique feature of the cathedral is the entrance where you will find 4 statues- of the 4 Evangelists.
  3. Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge

    4.6 (470 Votes)
    Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge


    This Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, also known as President JK Bridge, is one of the world famous bridges in Brazil. This bridge is made of both steel and concrete which covers Lake Paranoa in Brazil. This bridge acts as a gateway towards the heart of the city which connects the city with that of the eastern part of the lake. This bridge is the unique symbol of Brasilia. One of the most important...Read more
  4. Santuario Dom Bosco

    4.8 (334 Votes)
    Santuario Dom Bosco

    Church, Architecture

    Having impressive and mesmerizing interiors bathed in a heavenly blue light, the Santuario Dom Bosco (Sanctuary of Dom Bosco) honours the Italian saint of the same name who dreamed of a utopian city in 1883. Dom Bosco's vision was a major inspiration for the foundation of Brasilia. While inside, do check out the huge golden chandelier made of 7,400 pieces of Murano glass by&...Read more
  5. Congresso Nacional

    3.9 (557 Votes)
    Congresso Nacional


    Designed by Oscar Niemeyer in the modern Brazilian style, this architecturally intriguing office campus is a must visit for architecture and photography buffs. Having three prominent structures, the semi-sphere on the left is the seat of the Senate, the semi-sphere on the right is the seat of the Chamber of the Deputies and the two vertical towers between these two hold office spaces. The ...Read more
  6. Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial

    Landmark, Monument

    Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, also known by his initials JK, was a prominent Brazilian politician who was President of Brazil from 1956 to 1961. It was during his term that Brazil faced economic prosperity and political stability. The Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial houses personal belongings of the former president along with exhibits depicting pictorial history of B...Read more
  7. Parque Da Cidade

    4.5 (511 Votes)
    Parque Da Cidade

    Park, Biking Trail, Walking Area, Lake

    Bigger than the Central Park, the Parque da Cidade is a beautiful recreational area spread across 420 hectares. Activities and features within the park include: Three tracks ( the longest being 10 kilometres long) used for jogging, cycling and in line skating Tennis and sand volleyball courts Picnicking and barbeque pits Playgrounds for kids Lake Workout stations and a lot more.
  8. Banco Do Brasil Cultural Centre


    Having centres in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, São Paulo and Belo Horizonte, the Banco do Brasil Cultural Centre (CCBB) is a space dedicated to cultural events. Opened on October 12, 2000 in Brasilia, the CCBB Brasilia is the third most visited cultural institution in Brazil and 38th most visited in the world. Check out their official website for upcoming events and...Read more
  9. Praca Dos Tres Poderes

    4.5 (533 Votes)
    Praca Dos Tres Poderes

    Outdoors, Park, Landmark, Sculpture

    The Praça dos Três Poderes is a famous plaza in Brasilia. The name is derived from the fact that this civic space integrates the headquarters of the three branches of government: legislative, executive and judicial- the National Congress, the Presidential Office and the Supreme Court. The plaza was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and Lúcio Costa. You will find a couple of interes...Read more
  10. Torre De Televisao

    Outdoors, Landmark, Tower, Observation Deck

    The fourth tallest structure of Brazil, the Torre de Televisao (Brasilia Digital TV Tower) is 224 metres high. Having an observation deck, the tower offers beautiful panoramic views of the city. On weekends, the site plays host to traditional crafts’ fair.
  11. Templo Da Boa Vontade

    4.7 (358 Votes)
    Templo Da Boa Vontade

    Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    Templo da Boa Vontade or the Temple Of Goodwill is a serene spiritual place in Brasilia. It is an ecumenical monument and was conceived and built by José de Paiva Netto, President of the Legion of Good Will (LBV). Boasting of a footfall of more than one million pilgrims every year, the temple is the most visited place in the city. It is used for meditation by visitors. If peace is what y...Read more
  12. Three Powers Square
    The square hosts the seats of the country’s 3 highest authorities, the Congress, the Presidential Palace and the Supreme Court. The Brazilian flag in the square is the largest regularly hoisted flag in the world.
  13. Fogo De Chao
    Thisis your best Brazilian steakhouse restaurant in the city. It features all you can eat from salad buffet, imported cheese, Brazilian side dishes to 15 kinds of cuts of fire roasted meats brought to your table non-stop. The service is excellent.  Phone Number :- +55 61 3322-4666
  14. Velha Guarda
    The restaurant offers the best Brazilian food experience for any visitor. Meals are cheap but quite tasty and well served.They offer menus for the day which varies from time to time. The food portions are quite large, whther beef, chicken or pork served with salad, egg or beans. 
  15. Brasilia Cathedral
    Itis 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. Phone number :- (0xx)61 3224-4073