About 1,200,000 people call Goiania in Goias home.
The national capital Brasilia is situated 110 miles (177 kilometers) northeast of Goiania, while Sao Paulo lies 500 miles (805 kilometers) to the south.
Get active in the outdoors and learn about the local flora by exploring the tranquil nature retreats in the city. Vaca Brava Park and the Flamboyant Park are perfect parklands for those who appreciate nature. Two other green escapes in Goiania include Forest of Buritis and tranquil Atheneu Park.
The Goiania area is home to several fine public squares and spaces. Among the most visited of these spots that are worth exploring include T-25 Square, Civic Square and Almirante Tamandare Square.
If you are interested in culture and history visit the Zoroastro Artiaga Museum, one of the most remarkable museums in Goiania. Enjoy the atmosphere, ask the staff about any temporary displays, pick up a souvenir at the gift shop or just admire the lovingly crafted exhibits.
While vacationing in the Goiania area, make time in your schedule and check out the local botanical gardens to reconnect with nature and admire a collection of plants, trees and flowers. Allow plenty of time to explore the scientifically significant plant species in the area.
Take photos, enjoy the interpretive displays and learn about a range of animal habitats at Goiania Zoo, an entertaining zoo. Ask at the entrance about one-off events and learn about some of the zoo’s favorite inhabitants.
Discover the rich and famous of bygone days at of Goiania’s most stately residence. Call into the Pedro Ludovico Palace, where the upper crust of Goiania society once entertained their guests.
If you are ready to grab a bargain explore the stores of the Flamboyant Mall. Check out what the locals buy and then purchase a few original gifts or treats.
Treat the family to Lagoinha Hippodrome, the perfect place to let your hair down with the kids. Don’t miss this fun and exciting destination, offering hours worth of entertainment for children big and small.
If you’ve still got an hour or two to spare after checking out all the major sights in Goiania, be sure to head over to the Monument to the Three Races.