0.9 miles from downtown
North Wing’s dwellers can be summed up in three words: young, wealthy, and bohemian. Birds chirp in trees along café-filled lanes and eating gourmet is easy as 1-2-3. Sip fresh-pressed juice, chow down on Brazilian pizza or be served “kibe” by dapper waiters in red tuxedos. The sky’s the limit in the city’s hippest ‘hood.
Places to stay from $7 a night
1.8 miles from downtown
South Wing beams with city pride. This is where Brasilia’s first homes sprung up and where its moneyed families live, work and play. Finding fun – and samba spots – is easy as 1-2-3. Pier 21’s perfect for sun-seekers, and the area’s mega-malls sate shopper’s hunger. Joggers, run to the world’s largest urban park and find your exercise clan.
Places to stay from $10 a night
Innovative architecture, symmetrical city planning, and urban designs, Brasília is a piece of the future in the very heart of Brazil. The rapid development of the city, along with its unique resemblance to a soaring bird, has earned Brasília the title of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The former president of Brazil wanted to transform the then sparsely-populated area of Brasília into a modern hub – a dream that was achieved in less than five years. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the Planalto Palace is the official workplace of the Brazilian president. It is a fine example of modern design, featuring a white concrete roof balanced by several white-marbled columns. The slanted glass roof, floating staircase and bright open halls of the National Theatre is another example of Niemeyer’s architectural brilliance. The unconventional shape of the Metropolitan Cathedral offers a spectacular preview of the distinctive interiors of the structure. Flooded with bright lights from the glass mosaic dome, the centre of the cathedral houses statues of angels and the Four Evangelists.
Brasília is connected by bus and metro lines. However, it is best to rent a car and drive your own vehicle in the city or travel in a taxi. There’s a lack of crosswalks and traffic lights, so it’s advisable to try and avoid getting around the city on foot.
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|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||R$ 10 = $1.96|
|Average weekend price||$47 per night|
|Average weekday price||$47 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
Brasilia is a unique place, it's well worth a visit if you like architecture and museums and exploring a planned city. It's very easy to drive around and take pictures and the airport is close to downtown and high class hotels, such as the Royal Tulip, which isn't expensive for foreigners. I enjoyed my time there - expect temperatures of 32C (90F) during the day and 18C (68F) during the night no matter when you visit. I found it to be an exceptionally beautiful place in comparison to other Brazilian cities.
We stayed a full 7 days. Unless visiting to visit architecture or a history buff, there's not much to do. Beware the ordinary taxi service and tour guide, they will take advantage and not give you full information (we used 99). Social distancing is NOT observed in public places. If driving, give yourself plenty of time to familiarize yourself with your trip. Information is scarce, Google Maps can be incomplete. Call a business before traveling there. Area waterfall cities could be fine for families with children but not for retired couples. The city park is excellent for walking, bring a hat. Lake area restaurants can be pricey and crowded.
Brasília is so beautiful, I'd love to live here and the most important person in the world to me lives here, I super recommend this city and Vision Hplus hotel, it was fantastic and the breakfast amazing.
Amazing City. Engineered from the ground up. A marvel of architectural design and urban planning. It is unlike any city in the world. It is a modern active city with seeping views and lots of green areas.
I loved the architecture of Oscar Niemeyer and of others also the very new glass buildings. I was able to do tours of Palacio Planalto and of Congresso Nacional and inside, these buildings are beautiful, spacious, with great artworks including tiles and select furniture and furnishings. The cathedral is unusual and special. The Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil exhibition centre is worth a visit. A trip on the metro to the Feira do Guara shows a different side of this ultramodern city. The lagoons eg Pontao are worth visiting and spending time watching the sun go down whilst supping a cold 'choppa' is a treat. You have to like modern architecture to appreciate Brasilia.
Expensive but cultural and historically unmissable, especially for Brazilians! Getting to know the facilities of the public power, having lunch by the lake and also going on a boat trip make a good trip to the city!
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