The Top 10 Things To Do and See in Brasília

Ricarda Reininger

By the end of the 19th century Brazil had decided upon creating a new utopian capital city. Construction began in the 1950’s and was heavily influenced by the writing of the Italian monk, Dom Bosco, who dreamed of a utopian capital city in the New World. The city officially became Brazil’s capital in the 1960s and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We show you the most impressive and exciting attractions to experience.

1. National Theater Cláudio Santoro


National Theater Cláudio Santoro
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Like the majority of Brasília’s buildings, the National Theatre was designed by Oscar Niemeyer in the modern architectural style and was completed in 1966. The National Theatre Cláudio Santoro was named after the important Brazilian conductor, composer, and violinist of the same name. The complex has three theater halls which seat nearly 1,800 people and show plays, concerts, and conventions.

2. National Park of Brasília


National Park of Brasília
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The National Park of Brasília is located just outside of the center of the city and features many different animal species living there, as well as natural mineral pools for swimming. It’s a brilliant park for the whole family and is popular with both locals and tourists.

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