Brasília is the capital of Brazil. The name is commonly spelled Brasilia in English.
The city was planned and developed in 1956 with Lúcio Costa as the principal urban planner and Oscar Niemeyer as the principal architect. On April 22 of 1960, it formally became Brazil's national capital. Viewed from above, the main portion of the city resembles an airplane.
Brasília has a unique status in Brazil, as it is not a municipality like nearly all cities in Brazil. Although there is no legal definition for Brasília, the term is almost always used synonymously with the Brazilian Federal District, and thus constitutes an indivisible Federative Unit, analogous to a state.
Location: Distrito Federal
Airport: Brasília International Airport (Website)
Daily mean: 74º Farhrenheit
Cathedral of Brasília
The Cathedral of Brasília (Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida) is the Roman Catholic cathedral serving Brasília, and serves as the seat of the Archdiocese of Brasília. It was designed by Oscar Niemeyer, and was completed and dedicated on May 31, 1970. The cathedral is a hyperboloid structure constructed from 16 concrete columns, weighing 90 tons each.
National Congress Cultural Complex of the Republic
Palácio da Alvorada Palácio do Planalto
Juscelino Kubitscheck Bridge Estádio Nacional de Brasília