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Brasília and the West Travel Guide

Brasília and the West Top Experiences

Want to learn more about Brasília and the West? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.


The Brazilian Savanna

Brazil's vast cerrado (savanna) is the most biologically rich grassland in the world. More than 100,000 species of plants are found in this...


The Making of a Capital

As far back as 1808 Brazilian newspapers ran articles discussing Rio's inadequacies as a capital (Rio became the capital in 1763, following...


The Method to the Madness

Addresses in Brasília's Plano Piloto can make even surveyors scratch their heads. Although the original layout of the city is very logical,...


A Bit of History

The occupation of the center-west of Brazil did not keep up with the pace of occupation in the other regions. It was not until the discovery...


Top Reasons to Go

Incredible Architecture: Brasília's remarkable architectural style is unique even among the world's other planned cities. Amazing Wildlife...

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