Kubitschek Plaza Hotel
SHN Quadra 2 Bloco E, Brasilia, Federal District, 70702904, Brazil
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statue of Dom Bosco with the vitrals
Hi does anyone have any good suggestions of fun educational places to visit, i have a little boy 1 year 5 months, i recently moved here from UK, ont thing i really miss is, in UK we have Mother and baby groups, you can go and chill out with other mothers it is a very nice way to find a small community. Also where can I find people who speak good english, of course i am learning portuguese and i love it!! but sometimes i cant think in portuguese and really want to express myself in english. Early days yet here, any advice would be warmly welcome. Im also interested in textile design, pattern design for fabric, and any kind of art projects, i love painting and drawing and was teaching in UK, i studied Graphics many years ago too.
thankyou folks, i must say does no one writein portuguese in this forum, seems strange and I find hard to meet english speakers.
You should register yourself at th British Embassy in Brasilia
Embaixada do Reino Unido, Brasília (DF)
SES 801 Conj. K Lote 8
Brasília DF 70200-010
Tel: +55 (61) 3329 2300
Fax: +55 (61) 3329 2369
Telefone para emergências (fora do horário de expediente): +55 (61) 9658 8887
Horário de atendimento ao público:
Seg-Qui: 08h30 às 13h00 e 14h00 to 17h30
Sextas: 08h30 to 12h30 good luck
There is an English-speaking playgroup in Brasilia. Members are diplomatic families and other expats from a number of different countries, as well as some local families, but English is the default communication language among the group members. Send a message to BrasiliaPlaygroupfirstname.lastname@example.org introducing yourself, and the coordinator will respond (& will ask for further info. if needed).
Travel Tips for Brasília
Long Distances ...
Since the sights in Brasilia are far away from each other (the distances are longer than it seems on maps or pictures), renting a car might be a good idea. All Brazilian friends recommended it.
We didn't do so and tried to see the city on foot. It's possible (plan at least two days to see walk all the main sights) but it's quite exhausting. Be sure to bring sun block with you and use it even when it's cloudy. The cities altitude is more than 1.000 m - the sun will get you painfully!
Night creatures during daytime :)
Well, it you had read my tip about the cathedral you probably remember that in order to get inside of it you should go trough something like a black walled tunnel.
So, I was passing trough it when I saw something like a stain on the wall. When I had a closer look I found this night creature on the wall even tough it was a sunny day.
It was obviouly ussed to tourist attention because me an a couple of other tourist took a picture of it and it did not move at all :)))
Museum and JK Tribute
The Museu de Brasília is on one side of a broad praça, facing the Tancredo Neves Memorial. It contains a small exhibit -- mostly photographs -- documenting the history and construction of Brasília and the Federal District.
A massive head of Juscelino Kubitshek, the founder of Brasília, protrudes from the museum's façade.
Kubitshek, president in 1956-61, was outlawed by the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil in 1965-85. He was rehabilitated after the return of democracy and shortly before his death.
Brasilia is an amazing sight--and site--of large scale modernist planning.
I only had a few hours here while on a layover to Goiania, and if you find yourself in the same position I strongly suggest dropping off your luggage in one of the airport lockers on the ground level (the airport also has a cinema with staggered screening times), and hop on the local number 11 bus, which does a loop round the city and through some of the most striking architectural areas in central Brasilia.
Well, if you have jetlag (like I did), and need a wee rest from the midday sun reflecting off all that modernist cement, the National Cathedral is a good place to rest and reflect, and more than a wee bit surreal as you hear the choir voices coming from the basement while angels are suspended from the ceiling above...
Brasilia, World Heritage Site
Brasilia, a dream that came true in a matter of 4 years boasts the modernity that Brazil needed to advance in the 60s. I love this city, some of the most memorable years of my life were spent there. I lived in Brasilia from the 24th of February of 1994 until the 11th of September of 1998. Marvellous city! Passionate place to make friends and knowledge!
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