About Brasilia

Brasilia is a city ahead of its time. Its appearance changed the landscape of the country both politically and economically. In 1883, a dream of Don Bosco foresaw the emergence of a very prosperous civilization, with a large lake between parallels 15 º and 20 º south, where today Brasilia is located. That dream became a reality on April 21, 1960, when Brasilia was inaugurated by President Juscelino Kubitschek, also fulfilling the constitutional requirement to transfer the administration of Brazil to a city in the Central Highlands.

With urban and architectural designs by Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer, a city was born with innovative shapes, different in all aspects, with an impressive open-air architectural and urban design. In 1987, it became Historical and Cultural Patrimony of Humanity, and in 2008, it was chosen the American Capital of Culture, a title recognized by the Organization of American States (OAS).

Today, with only 50 years of existence, Brasilia is a complete city. It has one of the best Quality of Life Indexes (HDI) of the country and a stroll along the wide avenues of the capital uncovers gems, with landscaping by Burle Marx, architecture by Athos Bulcão, stained glass windows by Marianne Peretti and sculptures by Alfredo Ceschiatti and Bruno Giorgi.

In popular vote, these are the 7 Wonders of Brasilia:

1.Metropolitan Cathedral
2.National Congress
3.Alvorada Palace (Palace of Dawn)
4.Planalto Palace (Palace of the Highlands)
5.Templo da Boa Vontade (Temple of Good Will)
6.Don Bosco Shrine
7.JK Bridge

Brasilia is located in the Federal District, which is 5789.16 km ² in length, has an altitude of 1.172m, and a population of 2,654,000 inhabitants. The vegetation is the "cerrado," also known as the Brazilian Savanna. The climate is tropical with rainy and humid summers and dry, cold winters (with a relative humidity of 20% or below). The dry winter season runs from June to September, but most of the year the city has a pleasant climate and rich vegetation. Time: - 3 in relation to the Greenwich Meridian. Voltage: 220 V. Annual average temperature: 21. Relative humidity: 70-70%. DD Code: 61.