Espaço Lúcio Costa


Down a concealed flight of steps on the praça itself is this museum to the man who designed Brasília. Inside you will find a 170-sq-meter scale map of the plano piloto (the original design), plus intriguing images of the city during its construction and early occupation. There is even a map of the city in braille.

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