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Airam Brasilia Hotel in Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil is just in front of the TV Tower and the famous Sonorous Water Fountain. A 3 star Brasilia hotel close to four of the biggest shopping centres in town, Brasilia Shopping, Patio Brasil Shoppin...
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Quality Resort Hotel, Brasilia
Quality Resort & Convention Center Lakeside Hotel is on the edge of the Paranoa Lake, in Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil. A modern 4 star Brasilia hotel close to Palacio da Alvorada that offers 165 well appointed guest rooms. ...
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Brasilia, the Brazilian capital, is located in the Federal District, in the central area of Brazil, the true heart of the Country, in the State of Goias. It was not projected just for the sake of being a new capital city.

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Brasilia, Cathedral, Federal Capital

Brazilia stands out, in worldwide terms, for expressing the application of the principles established in the Letter of Athens, from 1943, integrated into a national self-determination and development strategy. The Brazilian capital is the only city in the world built in the 20th century to be considered, since 1987, a Historical and Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

The young city of Brazilia, inaugurated in 1960, surprises even the most experienced travelers. Brasilia is the result of a modern urban project designed by Lúcio Costa. If seen from above, the city's pilot plan resembles the shape of an airplane - many prefer to refer to it as a bird with open wings -, although the architect's original urban concept appointed to the shape of a cross, to symbolize possession. The city's project is up to this day a world reference when the issue is urban planning.

The idea of spreading residential buildings around expansive urban areas, of tracing the city plan around large avenues and dividing it into sectors, has produced an intense debate and reflections on life in big cities in the 20th century.

Brazilia hosts also a varied assortment of art works from great artists like Bruno Giorgi, Alfredo Ceschiatti, Athos Bulcao, Marienne Peretti, Volpi, Di Cavalcanti, Victor Brecheret and Burle Marx whose works have been integrated into the city's architecture, making of it a unique landscape.

A scenario for political events, music performances and movie festivals, Brasilia is a cosmopolitan city, with around 90 embassies, a wide range of restaurants and complete infrastructure ready to host any kind of event. Not surprisingly, the city stands out as an important business tourism destination, which is a rising segment of the local economy, crowding dozens of hotels spread around the national capital.

Brasilia has a little bit of every corner of Brazil. Building a national capital in the heart of the country required a large workforce and attracted people from all corners of the national territory. The result is the rich culture of Brasilia, to be appreciated today, a genuine mix uniting the most fun and welcoming people in the world. You too come and visit Brasilia. Those who come to Brasilia just love it.

Brazilia's weather is semi-arid, with seasons being defined according to the degree of humidity on air: one season is dry and colder, while the other one is humid and hot. The average temperature is of 20,5°C (69°F). October is the hottest month of the year, with highest temperatures of 29°C (85°F), while July is the coldest, with lowest temperatures of 13°C (55°F).

The best time to visit Brazilia is from April through June, when the dry season has yet to begin and beautiful days of the bluest sky are quite common - an unforgettable, unique spectacle. From August through September, it is the driest time of the year, with gorgeous purple and yellow flowered "Ipe" trees spread along the city's grayish vegetation at this time of the year. Rains start pouring, usually, in October.

The city's planned design included specific areas for almost everything, including lodging - Hotels Sectors North and South. However, other areas are receiving new hotel facilities, such as the Hotels and Tourism Sector North, located on the shores of Lake Paranoa. Brasilia offers modern and comfortable hotels, including hotels managed by international networks; but it also offers cozy and modest inns, pensions and hostels.

In terms of gastronomy, Brasilia is a world capital. Being a city that receives visitors from the whole of Brazil and the world, it offers a good network of restaurants with great diversity of food. From simple and relaxing small restaurants, serving the authentic food of Central-Western areas of Brazil, to charming and selected bistros, with sophisticated menus prepared by celebrated chefs.

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasilia designed by Oscar Niemeyer, was inaugurated in 1970. With a round shape, and being structured around 16 curved pillars filled with beautiful stained glass works, designed by Marianne Peretti - their disposition ensures natural lighting into the aisle, built below street level. Around the church, in the outside area, visitors can see Alfredo Ceschiatti's sculptures - the four evangelists - and inside, suspended angels. There are also paintings by Di Cavalcanti, representing the stages of the Passion of Christ, and paintings by Athos Bulcão. The Cathedral is located in the Monumental Axle, at the entry of the Ministries Plateau. It is opened daily from 8 am to 7:30 pm. Information: +55 (61) 224-4073. Visits are not allowed during masses.

The Dom Bosco Sanctuary is surrounded by 16-meter high arches that support immense stained glass works with many tones of blue. Filled with lighter points of blue, they give viewers the impression of seeing a star spangled sky and of changing places according to the position of the Sun. The central chandelier contains 7,400 Murano glass cups. The Sanctuary was inaugurated in 1963 and is located on Avenue W3 south, court 702. Information: +55 (61) 223-6542. Visits are allowed from Monday thru Friday from 7 am to 7 pm, and on Sundays, from 7 am to 12 pm and from 3 pm to 8 pm.

The Temple of the "Legiao da Boa Vontade" (Good Will Legion) Open 24 hours a day, a construction in the shape of a pyramid, has its floors decorated with granite spirals. On the temple's top ceiling, a 40-cm and 21-Kg crystal stone renders a positive energy to the temple, as idealized by its designers. There is also an Egyptian Room, an art gallery and a gifts store. It is located in the Great Areas South Sector (SGAS), court 915. Information: +55 (61) 245-1070.

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