Brasilia is located in the central region and is the capital of Brazil. Brasilia occupies the three branches of the Brazilian government. Brasilia is a newer city and was not even developed until 1956. It took four years to do an amazing amount of work to allow Brasilia to become the country’s capital in 1960.
When Brasilia’s planning went into effect, Brasilia exceeded growth expectations from the beginning. Originally Brasilia was designed to be a city where vehicle transit would flow without traffic lights with roads detouring around the city, not actually through it. The growth of Brasilia happened so quickly that it changed the entire design. Brasilia has strong law enforcement that enforces strict driving laws and it is the only city in Brazil where pedestrians receive the right of way. Originally, Brasilia was designed in such a way that everyone that lived in the city would be required to drive some sort of automobile to be able to get around. Brasilia has bus systems as well as taxis and subways.
Brasilia has a Tropical savanna climate meaning one season is dry and one is humid. The dry season lasts from March to October where humidity averages about 20 to 50 percent. Brasilia brings n visitors from all over the world and the designer of the city did an outstanding job of including designated areas for everything and this includes accommodation. The city offers hostels, inns, pensions and international hotel chains. The city is designed in the shape of a bird, assigning each section designated area for housing, hospitals, commerce and banking. There are residential and commercial zones which makessuch an ideal city for tours. It is unlike any city you will ever see.
Brasilia is called a cosmopolitan city with a large variety of restaurants and is a venue for political events and move festivals. Through the year there are many local and international events in Brasilia. Brasilia has many museums and historic sites to see such as the National Congress, Cathedral of Brasilia and the Complexo Cultural da República. The Television Tower is the best place to view the panorama of Brasilia and the Public Works of Art holds some of Brasilia’s finest artists.
It is also the home to the Paranóa Lake which is an enormous artificial lake and holds the second largest marina in Brazil. The lake is a huge draw for windsurfing and wakeboarding. Brasilia is also well known for its air sports like hang gliding. Because Brasilia has such dry weather it creates thermal winds which are ideal for this sport.
Brazilians are very proud of their capital. Brasilia was a planned city and the country’s planned capital which really makes this a unique and special place to visit.