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Brazil’s Federal District sits on the Central Plateau of the lush Brazilian Highlands. Divided into multiple administrative regions, its epicenter is the country’s vivacious capital city itself, Brasilia. A young city, founded in 1960, its futuristic utopian appearance is just as striking today. Glossy examples of Brazilian innovation stud much of the city’s skyline, whilst well planned streets give way to cosmopolitan lifestyles. Here modernity merges with Brazilian flair, and you’ll find a lot more soul behind its steel and glass facade than you might expect.

Things to see

Buzzing Brasilia is home to a portfolio of breathtaking landmark architecture, much of which displays the creative prowess of renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer. The Metropolitan Cathedral is one of his most unique buildings, with its distinctive glass and concrete hyperboloid design. The dome like interior is adorned with vibrant stained glass, whilst angel figures float from the ceiling. Another one of his accomplishments is the National Congress of Brazil Building, home of the country’s parliament. Built in the modern Brazilian style, two towering slab-like structures sit side by side, linked by walkways. At 715 ft. tall, the Brasilia TV Tower is one of Brazil’s tallest structures. Visitors can take in breathtaking views from its 246 ft. high observation deck, whilst lower down they’ll find the National Museum of Gemstones’ glittering collection. Football fans will want to visit the Mane Garrincha Stadium. Built for the 2014 World Cup, the vast cylindrical stadium has a 70,000 capacity.

Hotels in Federal District (state)

There’s a huge variety of hotels in the Federal District, particularly within its main tourism draw, Brasilia. The capital city has something for every taste and budget, from sleek and shiny high rise digs to family-friendly hotel complexes. The larger establishments boast an array of amenities, from swimming pools and tennis courts, to spas centers and fitness facilities. Cable television and internet access are common in-room features, whilst business facilities are often available for those here to work. Budget accommodation is plentiful in Brasilia, though you’ll find cheaper hotels in the Federal District’s other regions, should you want to save even more money.

Where to stay

A hotel in Brasilia is the obvious choice for most. A masterpiece of urban planning, the bird-shaped city simmers with its cosmopolitan vibe and busy festival calendar. Architecture aficionados will have plenty of marvels to admire, whilst city slickers will appreciate Brasilia’s retail, dining, and cultural offerings. A few minutes west of the city you’ll find shopping centers galore in Taguatinga, whilst further west, 20 miles from the center of Brasilia, you’ll find Ceilandia. A little rougher round the edges, the city hosts numerous open air fairs. The largest of which is the bustling Central Fair, which sells all manner of things, from fruit and veg to household goods.

How to get to Federal District (state)

Brasilia–Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport is the region’s primary gateway, located just 7 miles from the capital itself. Whilst direct services to cities such as Miami, Atlanta and Lisbon exist, people coming from further afield will need to connect through another airport. After you’ve landed you can get into the city with a 20 minute taxi ride, or via a bus. The Executive Coach service is an inexpensive option, and travels from the airport to the city’s main hotel hotspots. Alternatively the 102 bus departs from the airport before terminating at Brasilia’s main bus station. From there you can travel to other parts of the Federal District.

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