Sights & Attractions in Brasília and the West

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Name Category Location
 
Catedral Metropolitana de Nossa Senhora da Aparecida
The city's cathedral, considered one of Niemeyer's masterpieces...
Religious Sites Brasília
 
Catetinho
While the new capital was being built, the president's temporary...
Museums / Galleries, Architectural Sites Brasília
 
Congresso Nacional
One of Niemeyer's most daring projects consists of two 28-story...
Architectural Sites, Government Buildings Brasília
 
Espaço Cultural Oscar Niemeyer
This branch of the Oscar Niemeyer Foundation—which is based in...
Museums / Galleries Brasília
 
Espaço Lúcio Costa
As a tribute to the urban planner who masterminded Brasília...
Architectural Sites Brasília
 
Mastro da Bandeira
This 300-foot steel flagpole supporting a 242-square-foot Brazilian...
Memorials / Monuments Brasília
 
Memorial dos Povos Indígenas
Another Niemeyer project, this cylindrical structure was inspired...
Museums / Galleries Brasília
 
Memorial JK
This Niemeyer structure is a truncated pyramid and has a function...
Museums / Galleries Brasília
 
Museu Histórico de Brasília
Brasília's first museum has a small collection of pictures of...
Museums / Galleries Brasília
 
Museu Nacional
After more than 40 years in the planning stages, the National...
Museums / Galleries Brasília
 
Os Candangos
This 25-foot-tall bronze sculpture by Giorgi has become the symbol...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Brasília
 
Palácio da Alvorada
Open to the public on Wednesdays, the president's official residence...
Architectural Sites, Government Buildings Brasília
 
Palácio da Justiça
The front and back facades of Niemeyer's Justice Ministry have...
Architectural Sites, Government Buildings Brasília
 
Palácio do Itamaraty
For the home of the Foreign Ministry, Niemeyer designed a glass-enclosed...
Architectural Sites, Government Buildings Brasília
 
Palácio do Planalto
Niemeyer gave this highly acclaimed structure, the office of...
Architectural Sites, Government Buildings Brasília
 
Panteão da Pátria
Niemeyer designed this building to resemble a dove taking flight...
Architectural Sites Brasília
 
Parque da Cidade
A few blocks from the Instituto Histórico and Geográfico is City...
Parks Brasília
 
Parque Nacional de Brasília
Because of its many springs, locals refer to the 60,000-acre...
Parks Brasília
 
Ponte JK
Opened in late 2002, the third bridge crossing Lake Paranoá is...
Architectural Sites Brasília
 
Supremo Tribunal Federal
The Brazilian Supreme Court building is classic Niemeyer—an otherwise...
Architectural Sites, Government Buildings Brasília
 
Templo da Boa Vontade
This temple is adjacent to the national headquarters of the Legião...
Religious Sites Brasília
 
Torre de TV
From the Salão Panorâmico (Observation Deck) of this 670-foot...
Museums / Galleries, Viewpoints Brasília
 
Vale do Amanhecer
If you're interested in the mystical, occult, and esoteric, Brasilía...
Neighborhoods / Streets Brasília
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