Brasilia

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Itamaraty Palace which includes modern architecture, a lake or waterhole and a pond

Discover powerful ideas while exploring futuristic landscapes, diverse monuments and phenomenal Oscar Niemeyer constructions in Brazil’s dynamic Federal District. 

The Federal District and its central urban jewel, Brasília, have long been symbols of hope and human advancement in Brazil. Visit this sleek city whose short history is studded with fascinating characters, architectural feats and a tangible sense of the future.

One of the treats of the Federal District is exploring the novelties of Brasilía. The city is built to a plan with the shape of an airplane. Important government buildings and cultural landmarks are placed on the Monumental Axis along the “body” of the plane, while residential and shopping areas spread out onto the “wings.”

Begin your exploration at the center of Brasília, where important historic monuments illuminate the city’s journey. The Memorial JK pays tribute to Juscelino Kubitschek, the president who oversaw the construction of this new Brazilian capital in the 1950s. Not far away, visit Dom Bosco Sanctuary and see the memorial to the saint who dreamed of the futuristic city which became the basis for Brasília.

See how this dream was put into action by exploring the city’s architectural wonders, most of which were designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Visit the symbolic Three Powers Plaza and enjoy the awe-inspiring Itamaraty Palace near the sparkling towers of National Congress. Other design landmarks not to miss include the Planalto Palace and the Metropolitan Cathedral, with its unforgettable circular construction.

Stop for lunch in the large City Park, where open spaces and a charming lake frame playgrounds and amusement parks that will delight the kids. Discover Brasília’s cultural sector to find a quiet space at the National Library or enlightening exhibits at the National Museum and Gallery. Climb the nearby TV Tower for the best view of the city.

Use Brasília’s frequent bus routes through the Rodoviária, the Central Bus Station, or hail a taxi to get to the shores of Lake Paranoá at sunset. Find a Federal District bar or restaurant and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge as you reflect on a city built on dreams.

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Where to stay in Brasilia

Cullinan Hplus Premium
Cullinan Hplus Premium
4.5 out of 5
SHN, Quadra 04, Lote E, Brasilia, DF
The price is ¥6,145 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Asa Norte, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Brasilia Shopping Center, Mane Garrincha Stadium, and Sarah Kubitschek Hospital. Itamaraty Palace ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (962 reviews)
"It was the second time that I stayed at Cullinan. The hotel is well located and all the staff is friendly."

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Cullinan Hplus Premium
B Hotel Brasilia
B Hotel Brasilia
4.5 out of 5
SHN, QUADRA 05 Lote L, Bloco J, Brasilia
The price is ¥9,824 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Located in Cultural Complex of the Republic, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Brasilia Shopping Center and Brasilia TV Tower. Funarte Plinio Marcos ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (416 reviews)
"Great experience ! Nice rooms and great rooftop deck"

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

B Hotel Brasilia
Royal Tulip Brasilia Alvorada
Royal Tulip Brasilia Alvorada
5 out of 5
SHTN Trecho 1, Conj. 1B, Bloco C, Brasilia, DF
The price is ¥9,643 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Situated in Brasilia, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lake Paranoa and Alvorada Palace. Planalto Palace and Liberty Pantheon are also within 3 mi ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (911 reviews)
"We had an incredible stay. This was a birthday "staycation" for us...we could practically see our apartment from the hotel. It was a wonderful get-away. I would go every weekend if I could. The pool experience was fantastic. The service was amazing - there should be more stars available in the rating ..."

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2021

Royal Tulip Brasilia Alvorada
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Flat - Hotel Metropolitan Brasília
Flat - Hotel Metropolitan Brasília
3 out of 5
HN quadra 02 Bloco H, Asa Norte, Brasilia, DF
The price is ¥3,214 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Asa Norte, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Liberty Mall, Brasilia Shopping Center, and Conjunto National Mall. Brasilia TV Tower ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (7 reviews)
"Very clean and nice"

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Flat - Hotel Metropolitan Brasília
Brasília Center Space
Brasília Center Space
Brasilia, DF
Located in Asa Sul, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Dom Bosco Sanctuary and Renato Russo Cultural Space. Pátio Brasil Shopping and Sarah Kubitschek ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Muito bom
"Muito atenciosa"

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Brasília Center Space
Life Resort Hplus Long Stay
Life Resort Hplus Long Stay
3 out of 5
SHTN, Trecho 2, Lote 3 - Asa Norte, Bloco N, Apt. 341, Brasilia, DF
Situated in Brasilia, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Lake Paranoa, Planalto Palace, and Supreme Federal Court. Square of the Three Powers and Palace ...
Life Resort Hplus Long Stay
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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