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The capital of Brazil is a planned city and a UNESCO Heritage Site. Designed in the shape of a large bird or airplane, its residential areas are located in the shape of its wings. The city is also well-known for its cathedral which features six columns. The columns represent two hands reaching up to heaven. An artificial lake is the center of recreation in the city and offers many options for leisure activities. The Three Powers Square is worth visiting as is the Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial which is a dedication and burial site to the president. Public works of art are well represented in the city, and include art by Brazilian artists Burle Marx, famous for his landscape design, Athos Bulcão who creates geometric tile panels, Oscar Niemeyer's buildings and sculptures and the sculpture work of Ceschiatti and Bruno Giorgio. These are viewable for free on the streets.

Basketball, jogging and wakeboarding are popular sporting activities in the area. Between January and June Brasilia's home team plays in the national league. Locals spend a lot of time jogging and this is by far the city's most popular sporting and recreational activity. For retail therapy, travelers can spend the day at Setor de Diversões, imports market and FNAC for records and books. Food served at local restaurants includes dishes from the Brazilian states and international styles. Brazilian, Mexican and French cuisine are all well-represented here.

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The climate in Brasilia doesn't feature particularly extreme conditions. Temperatures range from about 62°F to 82°F and seldom go any higher. In winter it can get as cold as 33°F and in mid-summer (September- October) 93 degrees is possible, but short-lived. The dry season occurs in August and September. At this time the green areas become brown and dry and desert-like. This is, however, the time of the year when Brasilia yields its most spectacular sunsets. May and June are still fresh and green and it's not too hot in the city, so this is an ideal time to visit.

The heat of summer (September and October) is a deterrent to some travelers who prefer to avoid the city when it is very dry, however others flock to the area during summer. The winter season with its rainy days, is off-peak for the city, so this time of the year is likely to yield the cheapest deals.

Getting around Brasilia

Getting around in Brasilia is fairly simple, with options ranging from private rental cars, city buses, taking a taxi, or sharing a ride with friends, but touring on foot is not recommended. Roads have few traffic lights and crossings. Bus routes link with the Esplanada dos Ministérios, the airport and certain main avenues. Buses are boarded at the front door, not the back. The Metro subway does not offer access to most main attractions.

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Interesting information about Brasilia

Avg temp for this month inBrasilia80.1 °FSource: World Weather Online
Avg rainfall for this month inBrasilia0.11 inSource: World Weather Online
Rate of exchange inBrasiliaR$1.00 = $0.27Source: Open Exchange Rates
Airlines flying toBrasiliaLAN Airlines, COPA and Brasil Central Linha
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More useful information about Brasilia

  • Some travelers take last minute flights to Brazil for the resort areas of Copacabana and Ipanema.
  • People book one way flights to Brazil to be close to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer.
  • If you’re a soccer buff then you can’t miss a game at the soccer mecca of the world: Maracanã Stadium.
  • Take a cable car up 1300 feet to Pão de Açúcar and see breathtaking views.
  • There are five climatic regions in Brazil: equatorial, tropical, semi-arid, highland tropical and subtropical.
  • During Carnival and New Year Eve, people are in full party mode.
  • Hike through the tropical jungle of the Parque Nacional da Tijuca in Rio.
  • Many travelers book direct flights to Brazil with the intention of touring the Amazon.

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How much do things cost in Brasilia?

Imported beer (0.33 liter) $4.11
One-way ticket (local transport) $1.33
1 hour taxi waiting fee $8.41
Small bottle of water (0.33 liter) $0.84
3 course meal for 2 $33.81
Bottle of wine $9.28
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter) $1.18
Imported beer (0.33 liter bottle) $3.71
Bottle of local beer (0.5 liter) $1.70
Large bottle of water $1.11