First Time Tourists Guide in Brasilia

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Brasilia is famous for its capital and the fourth largest city of Brazil.

Brasilia is a home to a Roman Catholic church which is one of the most landmark with the spectacular view.

Take a look at the architectural building called Itamaraty Palace which is the headquarters of the Ministry of foreign.

Moreover, the Memorial of Indigenous Peoples also became a point of interest in Brasilia, it has incredible buildings which are worth visiting.

There are NAU Frutos do Mar Brasília and coco bambu, where you can try several delicious menu available there.

Let's get to know more about Brasilia, a town which worth visiting.

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SIGHTSEEING

It is a Roman Catholic church which is designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer and opened in May 1970. This cathedral is one of the most famous landmarks with the spectacular lighting effect inside. Besides, the four large statues outside the entrance represent the four Evangelists.

Katedral Brasília

Modern Roman Catholic church designed by Niemeyer in 1970 & containing stained glass & sculptures.

Address : Esplanada dos Ministérios lote 12 - Brasília, DF, 70050-000, Brazil

DOWNTOWN

Actually, Itamaraty palace is the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This building aims to introduce Brazil to foreign visitors. There is a sculpture by Bruno Giotgi which symbolizes the union between the five continents and is claimed as a symbolic view of Brasilia.

Itamaraty

Oscar Niemeyer's futuristic ministry building (also known as Itamaraty Palace), art space & gardens.

Address : Zona Cívico-Administrativa BL H - Brasília, DF, 70170-900, Brazil

SHOPPING

If you are looking for small things, unique things, or home decorations you should visit stellarium-presentes-e-decoracoes. In addition, you can also order a mug based on your own design. It's quite perfect as a birthday gift.

Stellarium Presentes e Decorações

Stellarium Presentes e Decorações offering a wide variety of gift and souvenirs.

Address : Conj A, SIA Loja 263, Brasília - DF, 71200-070, Brazil

Pra Mim Personalizados

Pra Mim Personalizados offering gifts and high quality souvenirs product.

Address : Quadra 113 - Recanto das Emas, Brasília - DF, 72603-107, Brazil

FOOD & DRINK

Farofa is unique to Brazil and its very tasty. It is basically fried tapioca flour mixed with small pieces of fried bacon and served alongside rice and beans. For the drink, they have Cachaça which is made with fermented sugarcane juice or well known as Brazil's national cocktails.

CULTURE

The cultural traditions make Brazil unique. It can be seen of this mix of culture, music, folklore, history, colors, and flavors. There is also the mouthwatering Brazilian cuisine which is fuk of delicious foods and drinks like pamonha, canjica, pato no tucupi, and etc.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best times to visit Brasilia for ideal weather are on April 23rd to September 16th

HOTEL

Windsor Plaza Brasília Hotel situated in Setor Hoteleiro Sul. It is close to the main tourist attractions and spots of the city like the shopping Pátio Brasil, Esplanada dos Ministérios, Praça das Fontes, the CASV (Centro de Atendimento ao Solicitante de Visto). Offering a comfortable stay complete with their modern amenities, Cullinan Hplus Premium actually located in front of Brasilia Shopping and it's approximately five minutes from Eixo Monumental. In addition, they also provide pillow menus, Nespresso coffee machines, humidifiers, and etc.

Windsor Plaza Brasília Hotel

Sleek hotel offering polished rooms & suites with city views, plus a restaurant, a bar & a pool.

Address : Q. 5 - Brasília, DF, 70308-200, Brazil

Cullinan Hplus Premium

Relaxed quarters in a polished hotel with an outdoor pool & a restaurant, plus a gym & a sauna.

Address : SHN Q. 4 - Brasília, DF, 70297-400, Brazil

RESTAURANT

NAU Frutos do Mar Brasília is located in one of the main points of Brasilia. It offers a beautiful view of the JK Bridge and Lake Paranoa including a bold architecture project, NAU to provide the customer the best of fish and seafood cuisine. Coco Bumbu specializes in seafood, it has a wide and varied menu. They served with fresh ingredients of the highest quality. The units are elegants and spacious offering guests with a cozy atmosphere.

NAU Frutos do Mar Brasília

A sophisticated restaurant serving original & elaborate Brazilian seafood dishes.

Address : St. de Clubes Esportivos Sul Trecho 2 - Asa Sul, Brasília - DF, 70200-002, Brazil

Coco Bambu

Coco Bambu offering seafood with outstanding service and cozy atmosphere.

Address : Conjunto 36, Parte C, 301, St. de Clubes Esportivos Sul Trecho 2 Icone Parque - Asa Sul, Brasília - DF, 70200-002, Brazil

CAFE

This is the best place to try typical French sweets chocolates. In addition, other menu items you might like such as sweet delights, madeleines, macarons, various petit, and divine pies. Dulce Patagonia has been open since 2014, consisting of six versions: Doce de Leite, Coco, Chocolate, Nuts, Cappuccino and Hazelnut. Moreover, you can enjoy one of the six flavors of pies like Alfajor Walnut Pie, Red Fruit Cheesecake, Churros Pie, Alpine Pie, Tres Leches and the champion Mil Folhas. Additionally, try their extra Dulce de Leche and famous hot chocolate. It's worth trying!

Daniel Briand Patissier Chocolatier

This cafe serves a breakfast menu, gourmet coffee & French delicacies in an elegant setting.

Address : Comércio Local Norte 104 loja 26, BL A - Asa Norte, Brasília - DF, 70733-540, Brazil

Dulce Patagonia

Dulce Patagonia providing delicious meals specialized in products from Patagonia.

Address : SHCN CLN 309 BL C Loja 42 - Brasília, DF, 70755-530, Brazil

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Stadt Bar & Music offer the entire line of regular draft beer from Stadt Cervejaria: Capital ( German Pilsner ), Monumental (American IPA), JK (Weissbier) and Delirious (Belgian Strong Ale) were available at the pre-opening event. In addition, it also offers local beers and draft beer invited to local breweries. The highlight of this Paradiso Cine Bar is for molecular drinks and those with Jack Daniel's as the main ingredient. Besides, there is also an exclusive bar and tables that can accomodate about 40 persons. You can make a reservation first if you want to celebrate your special occasion!

Stadt Bar & Music

Stadt Bar & Music offering well-crafted beer with rock n roll music vibe.

Address : St. de Industrias Graficas BL G - Zona Industrial, Brasília - DF, 70610-430, Brazil

Paradiso Cine Bar

Paradiso Cine Bar serves drinks & dishes named after movies in a diner decorated with iconic cinema scenes.

Address : Asa Sul Comércio Local Sul 306 B - Asa Sul, Brasília - DF, 70353-520, Brazil

INTERESTING PLACE

The Memorial of Indigenous Peoples is the one of the points of interest to visit in Brasilia. It was designed by Oscar Niemeyer, world-renowned modernist Brazilian architect. Darcy Riberio, Brazilian anthropologist and former Senator. Its collection, indigeneous pieces which are the highlight of this memorial. Brasília National Park is located around 10 kilometers from the centre of Brasilia. Not only do some interesting activities, Brasília National Park offers a wide service like virtual learning environment- AVA to explore your knowledge about the park. You can also learn about traditional populations, conservation management, and etc.

Memorial of Indigenous Peoples

This spiral-shaped building showcases rotating exhibitions on the history of indigenous peoples.

Address : Zona Cívico-Administrativa Em frente ao Memorial JK, Brasília - DF, 70070-300, Brazil

Brasília National Park

69,000-acre park offering an array of indigenous plant & bird species, plus a natural swimming hole.

Address : s/n, Sman - Zona Industrial, Brasília - DF, 70635-800, Brazil

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil has six floors and its architectural project was designed by Luiz Signorelli, founder of the Minas Gerais School of Architecture. It has 1,200 square meters including an exhibition area; two permanent exhibition rooms; theater with 264 seats, and etc.

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

Cultural center with a modern, stilted design housing contemporary art galleries, a cinema & a cafe.

Address : St. de Clubes Esportivos Sul Trecho 2 Lote 22 - Asa Sul, Brasília - DF, 70297-400, Brazil