Torre de TV


The 75m-high observation deck of the TV Tower gives a decent overview of the city, but it’s still not quite tall enough to really get a sense of the city’s airplane design. The mezzanine level sometimes has exhibitions; there is also a tourist information point and cafe here, both closed for refurbishment on our last visit.

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1. 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…

2. Teatro Nacional Cláudio Santoro

0.84 MILES

The lopped-off pyramid of the Teatro Nacional looks somewhere between a waterslide and a skateboard ramp. Inside, sculptures and a garden adorn the…

3. Biblioteca Nacional

0.94 MILES

The national library was opened in 2008 and yet still seems to be not fully realized. The arcade and grille of the handsome exterior give it a vaguely…

4. Museu de Valores

1.02 MILES

Numismatists will be interested in visiting this museum in the central bank HQ. A detailed history of Brazilian coins and banknotes – try keeping track of…

5. Caixa Cultural

1.08 MILES

This bank-run cultural center has several galleries devoted to temporary exhibitions, a sculpture garden, a cafe and theater. The lobby of the main bank…

6. Museu Nacional

1.09 MILES

This landmark white dome, gleaming in the sun, was opened to the public on the 100th birthday of architect Oscar Niemeyer. The inside is softer in grays…

7. Catedral Metropolitana

1.28 MILES

The 16 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…

8. Memorial dos Povos Indígenas

1.29 MILES

Opposite the Memorial JK, in a Niemeyer building inspired by the circular form of the indigenous Yanomani hut, is a small but colorful display of…