The Praça dos Girassois (Sunflower Square), near the state government's headquarters, is Brazil's geographic center. At the square, a compass reminds us of this position and a memorial, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, yet another tie to the country's capital, celebrates the Coluna Prestes (political movement) that passed through Palmas, decades before the city even existed.
On the margins of the Tocantins River, you can have fun at the Graciosa and da Prata beaches, which emerge during the dry season.
Near the capital, approximately 30 km/19 mi away, is the Taquaruçu district, a delightful mountainous region that serves as a refuge on hot days. There are over 80 registered waterfalls, trails, and natural pools.