Brasilia is the only city built in the 20th Century to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it’s easy to see how important this young city is to Brazilian culture. A great place to start exploring Brasilia is Monumental Axis, the beautiful central avenue that is home to some of the city’s most recognizable structures. This city is full of unique architecture, mostly designed by legendary architect Oscar Niemeyer. Examples of his finest work are the National Museum, Metropolitan Cathedral, National Congress, and Palacio do Planalto. Also check out the illuminated blue interior of Santuario Dom Bosco, a church unlike any other in the world.

Take your adventure to the great outdoors by visiting Parque Municipal do Itiquira to hike the excellent trails and swim in the waters below the Itiquira waterfall, the tallest in all of Brazil. Join the locals at Paranoa Lake, a favorite spot for swimming, relaxing, playing water sports, and just taking in a beautiful Brazilian sunset.

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