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How to get to Brasília:
Several Airlines fly to Brasília from outside of Brazil. Here is a list:
Aerolineas Argentinas / Air France / American Airlines / Austral / Copa Airlines / Delta Airlines / TAP.
Brasília is the Center-West of Brazil. It is the Capital of Brazil. Being in the center of the country and very through connections to most of the cities in Brazil, it can be bundled with any destination in the country.
What to see:
Brasília was built in 1955, when President Juscelino Kubitschek put in place a campaign called "50 years in 5", where his goal was to create a city to be the new capital of Brazil. The ideas for the creation of Brasília came from two genius minds, Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. A city with a bold urban design, which when viewed from above, appears to have the shape of a plane.
The capital of Brazil is full of surprises: the works of art of the architect Oscar Niemeyer, such as Digital TV Tower, nicknamed “the Cerrado flower”, and the Metropolitan Cathedral Nossa Senhora Aparecida, which was the first monument to be built in the city. Not to mention the already famous palaces of Itamaraty and the National Congress, decorating Brasilia in a unique way.
But you will also be impressed with the amount of culture in the city. Museums, exhibitions, fine cuisine, and an exuberant nature. The town holds countless natural beauties, which is new to many visiting Brasilia.
In the region where the predominant cerrado, a beautiful option is the Chapada Imperial, the largest private forest area preserved within the Federal District. The area of 18.53 mi² has waterfalls, canyons, caves, as well as activities such as abseiling, hiking and ziplines. Another major attraction is the National Park of Brasilia, with lots of vegetation, fauna, natural pools and trails.
Not too distant from there, you will find lush other places like the Poço Azul, which features waterfalls with emerald color that right at the end of the trails. In a city where politics is a known reference for everyone, getting to know the real Brasilia will show that the city goes beyond just laws and suits!
Climate and Temperature in Brasília:
The Climate in Brasília is quite mild as it is located over a thousand meters above sea level. The Average maximum temperature is around 26 Degrees Celsius or 79 Degrees Fahrenheit. The Minimum average floats a little bit more, revolving around 17 Degrees Celsius or 63 Degrees Fahrenheit, dipping a little below 15 Degrees Celsius or 59 Fahrenheit.
The Rainy season is from October through March. It is very dry during winter, in June, July and August.
Average Minimum and Maximum Temperature Over The Year In Celsius
Average Minimum and Maximum Temperature Over The Year In Fahrenheit
*Graphs courtesy of World Wheather & Climate Information
The Best time to go:
May through September is the best time to go as it faces little (April and September) to no rain (June through August) and the temperature is quite pleasant.
What to try from the local cuisine:
Brasília is really a cosmopolitan city, offering restaurants with foods from all over the world and also from all over the Brazil. You’ll be able to taste a little bit of regional foods from other parts of Brazil.
Local Time is UTC/GMT – 3. During Daylight savings, from mid-october through mid-February. Exact dates vary as the time change is always on Saturdays.
Currency is the same all over Brazil - BRL – R$ - Brazilian Reais. Pronounced as Re-eyes (plural) or Re-owl (singular). No establishment accepts payment in any currency other than BRL.
Tap water is not drinkable. You should only drink bottled water. That is what you’ll be served when you ask for “water” anywhere you go.