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Monumental AxisBrasilia

Find the vast majority of Brasília’s finest architectural gems and most important institutions along this amazingly wide thoroughfare. 

Explore the heart and soul of a captivating city along Brasília’s Monumental Axis. This broad highway stands among the widest roads in the world with multiple lanes in each direction separated by a median strip wide enough to host events. Enjoy the rare experience of driving down this motorway as you pass by Brasília’s visually impressive cultural and governmental buildings.

The Monumental Axis was constructed after the 1950s as a fundamental part of President Juscelino Kubitschek’s plan for a sleek, modern city. It runs east to west through the central line of Brasília’s airplane-like design. If you’re visiting Brasília, you’ll frequently use this crucial transportation avenue.

Most of the significant monuments, memorials and institutions that line the axis were designed by the award-winning Oscar Niemeyer. Start your experience of the axis at the farthest eastern point, where the Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge provides a breathtaking visual experience above Lake Paranoá.

This road runs west into the government sector of Brasília, which lies appropriately in the “cockpit” of the city’s airplane design. Find the Three Powers Plaza where you can see the Supreme Court and the Planalto Palace next to the sleekly designed National Congress Building.

Farther west, enjoy the reflective pools surrounding the Itamaraty Palace and take the opportunity to appreciate the large circular nave at the Metropolitan Cathedral. Enjoy more of Niemeyer’s architectural genius in the cultural sector of the axis. Buildings here include the dome-shaped National Museum, an engaging National Art Gallery and the relaxing National Library.

At the westernmost sectors of the axis, see the inspired design of Brasília’s TV Tower, which lies in the center of the median strip. Nearby you’ll find the Memorial JK, which houses the body of Juscelino Kubitschek as well as his personal collections. Climb to the top of the TV Tower for an unforgettable view down the entire thoroughfare.

Explore the Monumental Axis by car or use bus routes that pass through the Central Station.


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Econotel Brasilia
Econotel Brasilia
3 out of 5
SHS Q 03 Blc B, Asa Sul, Brasilia, DF
The price is $17 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Located in Asa Sul, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pátio Brasil Shopping and Sarah Kubitschek Hospital. Mane Garrincha Stadium and Embassy of the United ...

3.8/5Good! (140 reviews)

"Hotel confortável e bem localizado. Uma boa opção para quem quer se hospedar proximo as principais atrações de Brasília"…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

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Grand Mercure Brasilia Eixo Monumental
Grand Mercure Brasilia Eixo Monumental
4 out of 5
Setor Hoteleiro Norte Quadra 5, Bloco G, Brasilia, DF
Free Cancellation
The price is $36 per night from Mar 19 to Mar 20

Located in Monumental Axis, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Brasilia Shopping Center and Mane Garrincha Stadium. Sarah Kubitschek Hospital and Embassy ...

4.1/5Very Good! (645 reviews)

"The whole furniture in the room very bad conditions, the plugs in the walls very bad conditions too, the carpet very old."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

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Mercure Brasilia Lider Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Shn Qd 5 Bloco I Asa Norte, Brasilia, DF
The price is $36 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Located in Setor Hoteleiro Norte, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Brasilia Shopping Center and Mane Garrincha Stadium. Sarah Kubitschek Hospital and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (612 reviews)
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"Business trip. Easy check in, clean & perfect for my needs."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

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Royal Tulip Brasilia Alvorada
Royal Tulip Brasilia Alvorada
5 out of 5
SHTN Trecho 1, Conj. 1B, Bloco C, Brasilia, DF
The price is $84 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (954 reviews)
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"Ótimo atendimento como sempre Serviço impecável"…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

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4.5 out of 5
SHN, Quadra 04, Lote E, Brasilia, DF
Free Cancellation
The price is $47 per night from Mar 19 to Mar 20

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (941 reviews)

"Conveniently located across Brasilia Shopping and restaurants. Breakfast is great and staff is friendly."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

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B Hotel Brasilia
B Hotel Brasilia
4.5 out of 5
SHN, QUADRA 05 Lote L, Bloco J, Brasilia
The price is $77 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Located in Setor Hoteleiro Norte, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Brasilia Shopping Center, Mane Garrincha Stadium, and Sarah Kubitschek Hospital. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (282 reviews)

"Pool is great. Breakfast as well. Staff is very attentive. Hotel seems always clean"…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

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