Nobile Suite Monumental
Rua SHA Quadra 4 Lote B, Brasilia, Federal District, 71200040, Brazil
More about Brasília
From above - Google Earth
One of the buildings (415 sul) - my house!
The north view from the TV Tower in Brasilia.
Government departments like dominoes
eco - trip
Looking for a one-day trip from Brasilia that could be considered an eco location.
RE: eco - trip
there are some scapes near Brasília for aday trip but the best is to take a few more extra days and head to Chapada dos Veadeiros, near Alto Paraíso.
RE: eco - trip
For day trips, there's Brasilia National Park, which is in the northern part of town, and has protected an area of Cerrado. Most of the park is off-limits to hikers, but there are 2 trails, one through more open Cerrado and a shorter one through a forested area, as well as natural pools and picnic areas that seem very popular with locals. Watch out for the capuchin monkeys trying to steal your picnic food! If you don't have time for Chapada dos Veadeiros, like the first poster recommended, Brasilia National Park will at least give an introduction to the Cerrado.
RE: eco - trip
This reply is no doubt far too late for you to use, but perhaps it will be useful to others.
I was in Brasilia last year and we went to Pirinopolis for a few days, an hour or two away from Brasilia.
There is a place just outside Pirinopolis that has a "canopy' tour, introducing various types of rope and wire bridges between treetops. The owner is very concerned with creating an eco-tourism experience.
Travel Tips for Brasília
You may know by now that Brasília was planned with the shape of an airplane. So, people who live in this area live either on the North Wing or the South Wing (this one is where I live. What people (even Brazilians) don't know is that the wings are really pleasant place and could make very nice places to stroll around. South Wing is even better because, due to its being populated first, the trees are taller and there are more birds. Besides that, the blocks numbered from 403 to 415 (specially from 408 on) present the older buldings, all in nice 60s style. The vegetation is not native, but a transplant of the Atlantic Rainforest species. Since there are many fruit trees, there are also many birds, which makes the superquadras good enough for some birdwatching. In the beginning of the rainy season (Oct - Nov) there is also a very cool choir of cicadas all day...
The president's home is a good distance from the Praça dos Três Podres.
It is also set well back -- perhaps 200 meters -- from the road. Unlike the Elysée Palace, 10 Downing Street, or the White House, it is not vulnerable to a truck-bomb or to madmen rushing it with weapons.
Since January 2003 the Palácio da Alvorada has been occupied by President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva -- universally known as 'Lula' -- one of the two or three most popular presidents in Brazilian history.
Brasilia - Brazil 's capital
"BRASILIA in brief"
Brasilia , called planned city ,was constructed between 1956 and 1960, during the government of President Juscelino Kubitschek. It was inaugurated, as Brazil's new capital, on April 21, 1960. Its master plan ("Plano Piloto") was conceived by Lucio Costa, and its major buildings were designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Planned for only 500,000 inhabitants, Brasilia has seen its population grow much more than expected. Several satellite towns have been created over the years to house the extra inhabitants. Brasilia's total population (including the satellite cities) is now over 2,000,000 inhabitants.
BRASILIA IS THE CAPITOL OF BRAZIL, NOT RIO!
Well. You're gonna have to excuse me on this one, but I simply don't like Brasilia. Therefore instead of being a grumpy old lady I'll just tell you about the (few) things I like around there.
ps:: the picture above shows one of the two things I life in Brasilia - the sky. I think God wanted to make it up to this city, artificially constructed in the middle of absolutely nothing and with a dry and deadly weather
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