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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Brasília, Brazil

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Museu Nacional Honestino Guimarães
Museu Nacional Honestino Guimarães
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[an error occurred while processing this directive] Brasília, the capital of Brazil, was a city created from scratch in 1956 by urban planner Lucio Costa and architect Oscar Niemeyer. The layout of the whole city, from the residential and administrative districts to the symmetry of the buildings was planned to harmonise with the city's overall design, and to be both innovative and imaginative.

Brasília was made a World Heritage Site during the 11th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting at the Headquarters in Paris, France, on 7-11 December, 1987.


Cathedral of Brasilia
Cathedral of Brasilia
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Interior of the Cathedral of Brasilia
Interior of the Cathedral of Brasilia
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Interior of Santuario Dom Bosco, Brasilia
Interior of Santuario Dom Bosco, Brasilia
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Complexo Cultural da República
Complexo Cultural da República
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Biblioteca Nacional (National Library), Brasilia
Biblioteca Nacional (National Library), Brasilia
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Palacio da Alvorada (Palace of the Dawn), official residence of the President of Brazil in Brasilia
Palacio da Alvorada (Palace of the Dawn), official residence of the President of Brazil in Brasilia
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Palacio do Planalto (headoffice of the Executive Branch of the Brazilian Government), Brasilia
Palacio do Planalto (headoffice of the Executive Branch of the Brazilian Government), Brasilia
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Procuradoria Geral da Republica Building, Brasilia
Procuradoria Geral da Republica Building, Brasilia
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Congreso Nacional (National Congress), Brasilia
Congreso Nacional (National Congress), Brasilia
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Congreso Nacional (National Congress), Brasilia
Congreso Nacional (National Congress), Brasilia
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National Congress session, Brasilia
National Congress session, Brasilia
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: S 15 47 W 47 54, in the Brazilian Federal District
Inscription Year: 1987
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, IV

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Visiting Brasília

Your base for visiting this World Heritage Site is Sao Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil. Although From there, you can make the arrangement to go to Brasília, either on your own or through a travel agency, to go there. A surprising aspect about Brasília is that although it is a regional hub, most of the flights there are domestic flights. Hence the need to enter Brazil via a bigger city such as Sao Paulo. As part of the preparations, here's a list of hotels in Sao Paolo with online booking facility.

Getting there

You can get plenty of flights from São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro to Brasília.


National Congress Building, Brasilia
National Congress Building, Brasilia
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