Brasilia, the modern samba

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If you are wondering, out of curiosity, what is seen in Brazil, indicating a high percentage, of course, Rio de Janeiro carnival, Salvador de Bahia, the favelas, a good football match in Maracana, the cathedral of magic ball …

Perhaps only by the fact that it is the country’s capital, Brasilia, but is something more than that, we would say that much. In fact, only a small reference, we can say that this modern city is the only one in the world built in the twentieth century that has the title of World Heritage granted by UNESCO in 1987.

Founded no less than in 1956, only 4 years later was appointed as the country’s capital. Located in the heart of Brazil, 950 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro, has a population of 2,500,000 inhabitants. It was built from scratch, large tracts of land were becoming urban, modern, functional, along rivers Preto, and Santo Antonio Sao Bartolomeu do Descoberto.

Ceilambódromo por carlosoliveirareis.

But Brasilia is not only a city architectural expression in its large urban because they are so modern. The Brazilian capital is a living city, a city with many possibilities. It is impossible not to visit his Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Nossa Senhora, building a unique, modern, so hiperboloide with glass roof, which, except for the cross that culminates, nobody would say that we are dealing with a church and less a cathedral.

We should not let the beautiful Don Bosco Shrine, which, according to legend, the Salesian priest who gives name to this shrine and dreamed with Brasilia in 1883.

And to realize that we are dealing with a modern city, we just have to visit the Plaza of Three Powers, so named because it is concentrated in the executive branch (the Planalto Palace, workplace of the President of Brazil), the legislative (the Congress) and judicial (the Supreme Federal Court).

On top of currencies, the Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, known as the JK Bridge or Bridge President, is a vast construction of 1200 meters in length, held on Lake Paranoá, an artificial lake created to increase the water reserves available in the country.

Ponte JK vista da descida dos condomínios  por m.cavalcanti.

And amid this explosion of urban development and modernity, Brasilia has numerous green areas considerably mitigated the feeling of city concrete. It is almost impossible to find a single loophole in the entire city that has not been touched by the nature of landscapes.

In Brasilia, with its modernity and its cosmopolitan character, we can find restaurants of all kinds: cooking Italian, Arabic, Asian, or the country. If you prefer to enjoy the Brazilian food, do not forget to pass by the restaurant Mouraria. And if I may, and have the chance, do it in June, the month most festive of the city. A month in Brasilia where he celebrated his two patron saints, San Antonio and San Pedro. The streets are wearing color, joy and all Brasilia Brazilian took to the streets to send their Junina Festivals, the great festival in June. It is also very advisable to visit at Christmas, because the climate of the city, around 20 degrees minimum temperature, and the festive atmosphere, will make the trip an unforgettable memory.

Brasilia, the modern and cosmopolitan place, the city where the sunsets are dancing to the rhythm of the samba!

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