Attractions

Top Choice Square in Brasília

Praça dos Trés Poderes

This square is a focal point of the city design, a synthesis of the ideas of architects Niemeyer and Costa, combining various monuments, museums and federal buildings. The space includes striking sculptures, includi…
Top Choice National Park in Parque Nacional da Chapada Dos Veadeiros

Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros

This spectacular national park in the highest area of the Central West showcases the unique landscape and flora of high-altitude cerrado across 650 sq km of pristine beauty. With high waterfalls, raging canyons, nat…
Top Choice Notable Building in Brasília

Congresso Nacional

Featuring photogenic roof ‘dishes’ and twin towers, the Congresso Nacional has one of the more interesting interiors in the city. In addition to the color-coded chambers of the Senate (blue) and House of Representat…
Top Choice Palace in Brasília

Palácio da Alvorada

The official presidential residence, the Palácio da Alvorada, is a Niemeyer building constructed in 1958. It was the first edifice in the city to be inaugurated, predating the inauguration of the city itself by two …
Top Choice Notable Building in Brasília

Palácio do Itamaraty

Palácio do Itamaraty is home to the Foreign Ministry and one of Brasília's most impressive buildings – a series of concrete arches towering over Burle Marx's reflecting pool and floating gardens. Outside, the Bruno …
Top Choice Palace in Brasília

Palácio do Planalto

The Palácio do Planalto, where Brazil's president works, is another Niemeyer design that's worth seeing inside and out. From the curved lines of the exterior to the lustrous columns and sweeping curved ramp inside, …
Top Choice Museum in Brasília

Museu Nacional

This landmark white dome, gleaming in the sun, was opened to the public on the one hundredth birthday of architect Oscar Niemeyer. The inside is softer in grays but equally spectacular, featuring a discreet mezzanin…
Top Choice Church in Brasília

Santuário Dom Bosco

Santuário Dom Bosco is made of 80 concrete columns that support 7400 pieces of illuminated Murano glass, symbolizing a starry sky, which cast a blue submarine glow over the pews. The central chandelier weighs 2.5 to…
Top Choice Cathedral in Brasília

Catedral Metropolitana

The sixteen curved ribs rising to the crown of the iconic exterior coupled with the light-filled circular interior, which sits under a dome of wavy stained-glass, make this cathedral a heavenly sight. At the entranc…
Top Choice Palace in Cidade de Goiás

Palácio Conde dos Arcos

The restored colonial governor’s residence is a very handsome piece of work. The guided tour (English usually spoken) takes in antique furniture, a curious triangular courtyard and lots of information about the hist…