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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

Windsor Plaza Brasilia
Windsor Plaza Brasilia
5 out of 5
SHS Qd. 05 Bl. H, Brasilia, DF, 70322-912
The price is $62 per night from Sep 10 to Sep 11
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Brasilia. Enjoy free WiFi, free valet parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (872 reviews)

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022

Windsor Plaza Brasilia
Royal Tulip Brasilia Alvorada
Royal Tulip Brasilia Alvorada
5 out of 5
SHTN Trecho 1, Conj. 1B, Bloco C, Brasilia, DF, 70800-200
The price is $99 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Brasilia. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,004 reviews)
13 Years of Visits to Brasilia: Royal Is the Best!
"The facilities at the Royal Tulip are truly wonderful--as you can see from the photos. The food is also wonderful, especially the breakfasts, but also the excellent dinners and cocktails at The Old Barr (the pub in the lobby). But what separates the Royal from every other hotel we've stayed at in ..."

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

Royal Tulip Brasilia Alvorada
B Hotel Brasilia
B Hotel Brasilia
4.5 out of 5
SHN, QUADRA 05 Lote L, Bloco J, Brasilia, 70705-100
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $104 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Brasilia. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (597 reviews)
"Beautiful lobby and breakfast. Minimalist architecture and excellent spacious room."

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

B Hotel Brasilia
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IKA Apart Hotel
IKA Apart Hotel
SHN QUADRA 02 BLOCO J LOJA 112, LOJA 112 - ED. GARVEY PARK, Brasilia, DF, 70702-909
Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Brasilia Shopping Center and Liberty Mall are located nearby. Discover genuine ...
3/5 (1 review)
Estadia boa.
"Estadia boa se for levar em conta o valor pago. Hotel muito antigo, mas conservado, banho ótimo, roupas de cama impecáveis, mas muita demora para fazer o check in, não estavam encontrando o pagamento, ficamos aproximadamente 30 minutos para liberarem nosso acesso, e mesmo assim, tive que printar ..."

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

IKA Apart Hotel
Flats Unicaflex
Flats Unicaflex
2.5 out of 5
SIG Quadra 08 Número 2396 Ed. Unicaflex, Brasilia, Distrito Federal, 70610-480
Stay at this apartment in Brasilia. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions National Institute of Meteorology and Museum ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (32 reviews)
Excelente custo beneficio

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2019

Flats Unicaflex
Condomínio Metropolitan Brasília Centro
Condomínio Metropolitan Brasília Centro
3 out of 5
HN quadra 02 Bloco H, Asa Norte, Brasilia, DF, 70702-905
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Brasilia. Enjoy free WiFi, free valet parking, and breakfast. Popular attractions Liberty Mall and Brasilia Shopping Center ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (15 reviews)
"Very clean and nice"

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Condomínio Metropolitan Brasília Centro
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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