Brasília, Brazil: Travel/Tourist Guide

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Brasília is the national capital of Brazil. It is located in the middle of the Brazilian highlands in the Central West region. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its artistic and modernist architecture. 

Getting There

The Brasília International Airport, also known as the Brasília-Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport, is the airport serving the city. It is named after the 21st President of Brazil. Most airlines only have domestic flights, but American Airlines (Miami), Copa Airlines (Panama City), and TAP Portugal (Lisbon) have direct international flights. From the airport, visitors can take a bus for R$8 or a taxi for about R$30 to 40 to get to the city center where most hotels are located.

Climate and Geography

The city has a tropical savanna climate with the best months to visit being May and June when the temperature is not too hot and the landscape is still green. The Brazilian Highlands or the Brazilian Plateau is a large region that covers almost half of the country. It is a highly diverse area with different ecosystems, animals and plant species existing there.

Attractions

The Three Powers Square or Praça dos Três Poderes in the city center includes the country's three highest political seats of power: the Presidential Palace, the Congress, and the Supreme Court. For cultural experiences, visit the National Theater Claudio Santoro, which hosts art exhibits, plays and musical performances. There are also several public works of art created by famous Brazilian artists like Burle Marx, Bruno Giorgio, and Oscar Niemeyer. These can be found all over the city on the streets, in parks or on architecture.