Brasilia Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Brasilia Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Fly to the highlands in the heart of Brazil
to see the country’s soaring capital, a groundbreaking example of futuristic urban
planning. With a city center shaped like a bird in flight, Brasília was designed to be viewed from above. Come and explore this inspirational hub of
cutting-edge architecture. Brasília is a daring example of new beginnings
and innovative designs. Built from the ground up as the new capital
of Brazil, it is the country’s pathway to the future. In 1956, president Kubitschek set out to transform this once sparsely populated central plateau
into an urban utopia. It took him less than 5 years, an achievement
that made him a national hero. Brasilia was such a remarkable feat of rapid
development that it’s now classified as a World Heritage
site. You can look at Brasilia as a giant work of
installation art with its curving lines, its abstract shapes and its symmetrical layout. The whole city was shaped around the wide
open space of the Praça dos Três Poderes. Admire the façade of the Planalto Palace,
the seat of government. This perfect example of Modernism was designed
by Oscar Niemeyer. The prolific Brazilian architect dreamt up a wealth of elegant buildings for
the new city. Many of his designs seem to delicately balance
on the surface of the earth. The architect loved free-flowing structures
and, in his own words: “tried to push the potential of concrete
to its limits”. The result is both functional and exciting. You’ll find that there is a harmony in every
element of the city, from its layout to the architecture of its
official buildings. Take the Monumental Axis: Its avenues run
parallel, creating order, but the space is filled with
most contrasting shapes imaginable, like an abstract painting on this once blank
canvas. The energy of Niemeyer’s creations comes
pouring out of the Ministry of Justice, flows past the National Museum, and, comes
right through the huge Itamaraty Palace. Squint your eyes and you can almost see this energy spiral upwards in the bright halls
of the National Theater. Finally, it manages to ignite the national
pride in the Pantheon of the Fatherland and Freedom. Note how the TV Tower creates the perfect
counterpoint for the twin towers and bowl of the National
Congress. And, the shape of National Museum stands in
stark contrast to the Metropolitan Cathedral next door. Stare up at its unusual bell tower and then
step inside to see the angels glide down from the heavens
above. You can see why Niemeyer received architecture’s
highest award for this heavenly design. With 2.8 million people Brasília is a bustling
city and it’s best to make your way around by
taxi or rental car. You can escape the crowds in the Dom Bosco
sanctuary. Bosco was an Italian saint who, all the way
back in the 19th-century, had already predicted a futuristic city in
this part of the “New World”. Just like the one that Niemeyer created… Oscar Niemeyer devoted much of his life to
creating imaginative new works for the vast exhibition space that Brasilia
presented. A visit to this remarkable capital is like
paying homage to his legacy to the world.

Dereck Turner

77 thoughts on “Brasilia Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

  1. Nally D says:


  2. booboo chombu says:

    feel like moving there permanently…great job !!

  3. Jordan Senio says:

    Muy Lindo  brasilia

  4. Royal Penguin says:

    that spanish accent tho

  5. Plínio Agostinho says:

    The city where you can find the most corrupt politicians on the planet.

  6. todo documentales y videos says:

    no sabia casi nada de brasilia muy bella ciudad.expedia vengan a argentina,ushuaia , salta, o cordoba 🙂 buen video!

  7. dmvita says:

    can you please do more italian cities

  8. Jai Shree Radhe Krishna says:


  9. HoverBasic says:

    @Expedia Please go to Shanghai in China !!!!

  10. John Oh says:

    They're cool buildings but do they have to show the same few buildings for the whole video? What about the other side to Brasilia?

  11. Martín Canales says:

    I'd love a Madrid one 🙂

  12. Leon Abimelec says:

    Wow. Expedia why do you spoil us with all these great videos? Keep them coming.

  13. virgilio manalastas says:

    i love brazil!!!!

  14. Beant Singh says:

    Add any Indian city please, New Delhi or Banglore

  15. Antonio Côrtes says:

    could make a video about sao paulo?

  16. Vinicius Leite says:

    My Brazil is beautiful! Very good video!
    It would be great a video of Belém do Pará, a beautiful city in the Amazon region.
    Belém is a Brazilian and Pará state capital city. Belonging to the Metropolitan mesoregion of Belém and the micro-region of Belém, located in the northern region of Brazil.
    With a population of 1,439,561 inhabitants, is the second most populous city of the north and the eleventh of Brazil. Possessing one of the highest Human Development Index (HDI) among the municipalities in northern Brazil. In the last two decades, it has been verticalizing from the higher areas and most valued, because new trends in local construction and the plan for the city space originated in the 40s at Avenida Presidente Vargas.
    The state capital is emerging as a major tourist itinerary in Brazil, the second most visited city in the Amazon. Providing plenty of opportunities for culture and leisure travelers alike in cultural and religious events of great impact and as in sights, being rich in historic buildings and important fortifications, churches, parks, all combined with an exuberant nature, entrenched in their sights. 😀

    Belém: "Cidade das Mangueiras" (City of the Hoses)
    "Cidade Morena" (Morena city)
    "Belém do Pará"

  17. Alex Photo says:

    Ugly city

  18. Rafael Pereira says:

    Melhor cidade do mundo!!!!

  19. Rafael Pereira says:


  20. asteroid684 says:

    Loving all the Brazilian cities, Expedia! <3

  21. Matheus Zago says:

    Makes a video about the city of Campinas, located in São Paulo

  22. Cauê Marques says:

    Faz um vídeo sobre Fortaleza, Brasil

  23. Δημήτρης ΠΑΟΚ says:

    Great videos. I love them. But………… please make a video for Greece any her islands. Also make a video for Australia. But great work. I think Brasilia is the most beautiful city I ever know.
    Love and a lot of kisses from Greece.

  24. The Alien says:

    É nesta cidade que os ladrões se hospedam.

  25. Gabriel Grinaldo says:

    foi aq em Brasília que vi Barack Obama

  26. Eduardo Mendes says:

    Fais um de balneario camboriu

  27. TheGetout04 says:

    Great Stuff Brazilians!!!!

  28. JSOMERSET994 JSOMERSET994 says:

    most of the city crumbled due to the poor workmanship and quality of materials

  29. Michel Silva says:

    yu amo brasi

  30. Saturno Stut says:

    Brazilian capital Brazil

  31. Paulo Henrique Novais says:

    Is There only Oscar Niemeyer's biuldings in Brasília?
    I don't think so.

  32. Isi1 Bytyci1 says:


  33. Raphaela Mota says:

    Lindo Brasilia! Pena que é tão mal frequentada…

  34. SilvanaDil says:

    Very interesting architecture, but not much worth seeing on the inside.

  35. John Nobre says:

    Centro da corrupção!

  36. Iure Sá says:

    Salvador is missing!!! The first capital of Brasil is a wonderful city 🇧🇷❤️

  37. jaquelinepoca10 says:

    Brasília, vivi na idade de 4 anos. Hoje, conheço Brasília porque, fica a 300 km da minha cidade natal, Goiânia. Brasília, é linda, a arquitetura é moderna.

  38. G Cohen says:

    Gramado & canela vacation trvel guide plzzzz

  39. Henry Tudor says:

    Very ugly nd uninspiring.

  40. nts821 says:

    This architecture is ugly monstrosity.

  41. AngeloXBinary says:


  42. Allê 1.7 says:

    Beaultiful city

  43. Ujjal Kr Dey says:

    lovely vedio and also a lovely place

  44. Carlos Eduardo Campos says:

    Puta que pariu!! Coisa linda!!

  45. tem gente aí?? says:

    makes a video about Salvador, is the largest city in the northeast region of Brazil has a very rich history and culture, including was the first capital of the country. Great video !

  46. Felipe Santos says:

    Eu vim ver esse vídeo depois de ver o de Buenos Aires. Brasília ficou ainda mais feia kkkk

  47. Allê 1.7 says:

    Ciudade hermosa

  48. Bluepaje says:

    I don't like this guy Mexican accent!

  49. Andre Scenna says:

    Thanks to a beautiful woman both inside and out showed me the lovely land of Brazil. Thank you PAULA xo

  50. Thião Santos says:

    Sou Paulista e só vim aqui para dizer que não somos iguais a vc que quando ver vídeos de São Paulo fica chinfrando nos parabéns para vcs

  51. hunterbelv says:


  52. Matheus Bentes says:

    Name of the song?

  53. Dewan Roman says:


  54. Danny Kleiner says:

    The most ugly city of the world..(good just for corrupt politicians..)

  55. Danny Kleiner says:

    Some buildings are nice ..but the city where the people live is just ugly…

  56. Kees Manuel says:

    Nice video, Thanks Expedia. Greetings from

  57. Gil Shion25 says:

    A cidade perfeita

  58. Gui_ PLAYSBR TM says:

    Nosso Orgulho! Brasília, Cidade Do Desenvolvimento Humano!

  59. _ggz F says:

    Our beautiful Capital, a shame to be so little know and always hear that the Capital of Brazil is Rio De Janeiro or São Paulo.The worst thing is to continue to think we speak Spanish hahaha.

  60. Kishan Kumar says:

    Very beautiful city. Love Brazil.

  61. Maze Runner says:

    Mostrou nem metade do que tem em Brasília

  62. tem gente aí?? says:

    Tive o prazer de conhecer essa cidade este ano, sou de São Paulo e fiquei apaixonado. Ótimo lugar para viver, organizado, mais seguro, melhor educação básica pública do Brasil.

  63. Martin Kent says:

    Dans Brazilia, un grande nombre de parents ignorent les regles sur la circulation lorsque leurs enfants sont avec eux, et bon nombre de ces parents sont des fonctionnaires. Au Brazil, les jeunes meritent d'etre entoures de fonctionnaires responsables, consciencieux, respectueux des lois; leur avenir en depend. Si nous doublons les amendes routieres dans les capitales, nous verrons apparaitre des rues et des adultes respectueux de la loi, ce qu'on attend depuis longtemps, sans Bazilia. L'Organization Mondiale de la Sante, Bureau de Securite Routiere, estme que le respect des regles sur la circulation est souhaitable depuis longtemps, au Brazil. Imaginer!

  64. edgar antonio cruz ruiz says:

    Admiro y respeto al pueblo y al gobierno de Brasil, por haber construido una nueva capital en medio de la selva, me gustaría que en mi país Perú, se construyera una nueva capital en la selva y le pusieran de nombre Peruana, o Ciudad Perú.

  65. De U says:

    Well laid out city with nice monuments developed in a similar manner as Canberra in Australia

  66. Flavia Reis says:

    Brasilia es mas ., Hay mucho mas cosas belas

  67. Gabriel Gonzales says:

    Brasília: Retrato da beleza que se espalha por todo o Brasil!

  68. Jose Carlos Batista says:

    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷GRANDIOSO BRASIL GIGANTE, EXUBERANTE, GLORIOSO!!!!!! 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷

  69. David B says:

    that city looks like it was built by a bunch of UFO and ET freaks

  70. sTrOnG tHoUgHtS says:


  71. Gabriel C. Faria Cruz says:

    I know, my city is awesome!

  72. Tony Richengod says:

    Excellent architecture. This city would be perfect when paired with technology, like a metro rail system

  73. Ana Heloísa says:

    Look! That’s my city…I love here, I can say it is one of the best places in Brazil 🙂

  74. walter portmann says:

    GRANDIOSO BRASIL, GIGANTE, ABSOLUTO, MAGNÍFICO, GLORIOSO, COLOSSAL, GIGANTE, ABSOLUTO BRASIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷⭐

  75. Najrul Alam says:

    Any Brazilian here??
    Love Brazil And Brazilian 💛💛♥️💛♥️
    Love From Bangladesh💛🖤💚♥️💚💖

  76. ƑÃβĮÃŇỖ ŗįţђęɭƴ çǫŗŗęą says:

    São Paulo tinha que ser capital do Brasil por causa da sua riqueza

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