Brasilia and the West Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Brasilia and the West - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Parque Nacional Chapada dos Guimarães 7

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While the new capital was being built, the president's temporary quarters was called the Catetinho, meaning a smaller version of the...

Memorial JK

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This Niemeyer structure is a truncated pyramid and has a function similar to its Egyptian counterpart: it's the final resting place of...

Memorial dos Povos Indígenas

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Another Niemeyer project, this cylindrical structure was inspired by the huts built by the Yanomami people. A spiraling ramp leads to...

Museu Histórico de Mato Grosso

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This moderately interesting museum tells the story of Mato Grosso's turbulent and bloody past (in Portuguese only). ...

Museu Nacional

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After more than 40 years in the planning stages, the National Museum opened in late 2006, on architect Oscar Niemeyer's 99th birthday.

Museu da Cidade

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Brasília's first museum has a small collection of pictures of the city and writings about it by such luminaries as Pope Pius XII, Kubitschek...

Museu das Culturas Dom Bosco

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This museum contains more than 5,000 indigenous artifacts of the Bororo, Kadiweu, and Carajás tribes. Noteworthy are the taxidermy exhibits...

Museu de Valores

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Located on the second floor of the imposing headquarters of Brazil's central bank, this exhibition explores the often turbulent history...

Museu do Rio Cuiabá

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On the west bank of Cuiabá River, this museum has maps and models of the river and photos of its history. Information is in Portuguese...

Espaço Cultural Oscar Niemeyer

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This branch of the Oscar Niemeyer Foundation—which is based in Rio and was created to preserve and present the architect's work—houses...


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