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Brasília is the capital and the sixth largest city in Brazil, located some 70 km to the south-west from Planaltina. The population of Brasília is 2,207,800 people (as of 2008). Thousands of tourists visit Brasília every year to see its roman catholic cathedrals and presidential palaces.

Airport Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek (IATA: BSB) is 20 km away from it and is the closest airport to it.

Tourist attractions in Brasília

1. Cathedral of Brasília
The Cathedral of Brasília (Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida) is a cathedral in Brasília, Brazil. It was designed by Oscar Niemeyer, and was completed and dedicated on May 31, 1970. The cathedral is a hyperboloid structure constructed from 16 concrete columns, weighing 90 tons each.

2. Palácio do Planalto
The Palácio do Planalto (English: Palace of the Highlands) is the official workplace of the President of Brazil. It is located at the Praça dos Três Poderes in Brasília, Brazil. As the seat of government, the term Planalto is often used as a metonym for the executive branch of the government.

3. Brasilia TV Tower
The Brasília TV Tower was completed in 1967 (the observation platform was opened in 1965) at a height of 218 meters, but in 1987 another 6 meter was added by the TV channel Bandeirantes.

4. Brasília National Park
The Brasília National Park (Parque Nacional de Brasília) is a national park located 10km from the center of Brasília, in the Federal District, in the center west of Brazil.

5. Teatro Pedro Calmon
Teatro Pedro Calmon is a tourist attraction, one of the Theatres in Brasília, Brazil. It is located: 380 km from Anápolis, 530 km from Goiânia, 550 km from Aparecida de Goiânia.

6. Monumental Axis
The Monumental Axis (" Eixo Monumental" in Portuguese) is a central avenue in Brasília's city design.

7. Palácio do Jaburu
The Palácio do Jaburu (English: Palace of the Jabiru) is the official residence of the Vice-President of Brazil. The palace was designed, along with the rest of the city of Brasília, by Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated in 1977. It is located near the Palácio da Alvorada in Brasília. The name comes from a common bird of the region, the Jabiru.

8. Juscelino Kubitschek bridge
The Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge (Portuguese: Ponte Juscelino Kubitschek), also known as the President JK Bridge or just the JK Bridge, crosses Lake Paranoá in Brasília, D. F. It is named for Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, former president of Brazil, who in the late 1950s decided to build Brasília as the new capital of the country. It was designed by architect Alexandre Chan and structural engineer Mário Vila Verde.

Have you seen everything in Brasília already? Let's have a look on the surroundings. Are you fancy to travel around a bit? Here is our list:

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Brasília tourist attractions and interesting places

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Cathedral of Brasília

The Cathedral of Brasília (Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora

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Palácio do Planalto

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Brasilia TV Tower

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Brasília National Park

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Teatro Pedro Calmon

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Monumental Axis

The Monumental Axis ('Eixo Monumental' in Portuguese) is a central

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Palácio do Jaburu

The Palácio do Jaburu (English: Palace of the Jabiru) is the official

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Juscelino Kubitschek bridge

The Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge (Portuguese: Ponte Juscelino

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Planetário de Brasília

Planetário de Brasília is a tourist attraction, one of the P

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Palácio da Alvorada

The Palácio da Alvorada (English: Palace of Dawn) is the official

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Cláudio Santoro National Theater

The Cláudio Santoro National Theater (Teatro Nacional Cláudio S

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Hotels in Brasília

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Grand Mercure Brasilia Eixo Monumental

starting $101

Melia Brasil 21

starting $129

Grand Bittar Hotel

starting $61

Windsor Brasilia

starting $0

Sia Park Executive Hotel

starting $65

Phenícia Bittar Hotel

starting $50

Mercure Brasilia Lider Hotel

starting $74

San Marco Hotel

starting $72

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