BSB - Brasília



By Ricardo Freire​

Fifty years after its inauguration, Brasília remains true to the essence of Lúcio Costa’s project. Even with ten times the originally planned population, it thrives as an airy metropolis with lots of green and flowers – where the sky is an integral part of the landscape. The politicians scatter to their states on Fridays, but the Brasília natives know how to enjoy their city all seven days of the week. Great representatives of Brazilian pop culture have gotten their stats in its nightlife.

Paranoá Lake, built to add some moisture to the air in the region, became an important location for nautical sports, both wind and motor-powered. For those who stay a little longer, the surroundings provide pleasant surprises.

 The modernist architecture and urbanism of the Pilot Plan are perfectly complemented by the colonial houses of Pirenópolis and the untouched natural beauty of the Chapada dos Veadeiros. ​​

O que fazer em Brasília
Brasília is one of the best places in the world for architectural tourism. A two-story bus departs from the Torre de TV (TV Tower) and tours around the city. From Oscar Niemeyer’s vast oeuvre , you can step inside the Congresso Nacional (National Congress), the Palácio do Planalto (Plateau Palace; the seat of government), the Itamaraty (Ministry of External Relations; schedule your visit), the Palácio da Alvorada (official residence of the President; open Wednesdays, from 3 to 5 PM), the Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial, and, of course, the Cathedral.

Make sure to visit the Catetinho, the wooden “palace”  Juscelino Kubitschek used as an office.  At the Lake, don’t miss the JK Bridge and the bars and restaurants on the Pontão.

The colonial city of Pirenópolis lies 180 km to the East; São Jorge, in the Chapada dos Veadeiros, is 230 km to the North.