Brasilia becomes capital of Brazil in 1956, because until then the capital of the nation rested on Rio de Janeiro The city is located 1000 kilometers to the interior side of the plateau Goias, and altitude over 1100 meters.
The idea of moving the capital to the center of the country at the end of the twelfth century, and is inserted into a policy of internal development of the area of Brazil in order to encourage its development and settlement, as well as to motivate the economy. In the space of five years (1955-1960), stands the new federal capital of Brazil.
A new city
Brasilia is a new city, and this is readily noticeable by its urban morphology, which is based on a rational division of the activities that take place in this city. This capital is organized around two axes that intersect. The main axis, which consists of six miles, is reserved for the administrative activities of the capital, while in the transverse axis of twenty kilometers, covers the commercial areas and residential. The crossing of these two axes, the layout is saved with two levels that significantly expedite the movement of this capital.
The monumental Brasilia is very peculiar because it approximates the symmetrical forms, which are somewhat changed, with prospects that are well studied. On an overly clear and esplanades big, big skyscrapers, are associated with curved surfaces, while all the forms, expressed through a large architectural unit, the symbolism of a new city, which is just under construction.
For all these reasons, Brasilia is inextricably linked with the word “new”, and from the tourism point of view has great attractions. Traditionally, the Brazilian coast has been a favorite destination for international tourists, but little by little, the infrastructure and services in the capital are starting to attract tourism.
When and how to visit Brasilia?
When asked what is the best time to visit Brasilia would have to answer any season is good for this, as it can boast of having one of the most pleasant climates on the continent, (never too hot nor too cold), but if you really want to know the pace of the city, it is best to do it on weekdays.
The national currency is the Brazilian Real, but the tourist dollar basically used to make purchases. One U.S. dollar equals 1, 75-1,80 real. Although if you want to operate with the national currency, ie the real, in the heart of the city there are over thirty sites where you can change the currency.
Brasilia has a modern international airport, which is of a pleasant surprise for the thousands of visitors who daily come to the capital of Brazil. In the same way, urban transport, and buses connect the city with the most outstanding Brazilian metropolis. While the tourist may be more attractive these distances traveled by different trains, they offer a greater variety of landscapes.
Monuments to Brasilia
But what if the tourist wants to understand the development of this capital, it is best to begin with a tour of his important artistic heritage, which shows a way different from the traditional art of designing.
In a city of great esplanades, could not miss the “Explanada Ministérios do”, a place that soon will become the brain of the most important national decisions, as it housed the administrative buildings of the capital, or the “Parque da Cidade “Another example of the taste for open spaces, as well as the Memorial JK, of advanced design. “The Lake Paranoá” is a particularly suitable place to enjoy a magnificent sunset, if you are looking for an alternative to the big city. Brazil is South America as a deeply religious country, and in Brasilia could not miss a sign of the devotion of its inhabitants, this is the case of the great cathedral of Brasilia, where you can enjoy the magnificent mosaics of the dome.
Accommodation and restaurants in Brasilia
A time to talk about housing, Brasilia, as most major tourist destinations, has an extensive network of hotels, where you can find everything from luxury hotels to the most economically disadvantaged, to hostels and pensions quite economical. As far as cuisine is concerned, this just gives capital account of a rich variety of restaurants in Brazil, pointing out the most popular among the “Brazilian” in the south of the city where we can enjoy all varieties of local cuisine.
But if you want to enjoy the international cuisine, there are also many options such as Arabic Restaurant “Lagash” in the north of the city, the French “Le Bateau ivrea”, also in the north or the Japanese restaurant “Koto” in the south of Brasilia. This gastronomic variety is just a sample of the diversity offered by a city, which according to many is unfinished.
In Brasilia no shortage of clubs, where tourists young and not so young, can enjoy the warm sounds of Brazilian music, and enjoy its refreshing cocktails made from tropical fruits, liqueurs and the Caribbean.
Lots of fun awaits you in Brasilia!