St Paul Plaza Hotel
SHS Quadra 2 Bloco H, Brasilia, Federal District, 70322-902, Brazil
More about Brasília
Small monkey (mico) in Brasilia's national park
the ministries and the congress
JK memorial from another view
Living in Brazilia
We are considering moving to Brazilia, or Paraquay.
Is it safe to wonder about by yourself or with your kids during the day any where? In brazilia.
Re: Living in Brazilia
Every major city in Brazil has its problems. Brazilia is one of them, it is our capital, so the President lives there, its safe for hime what does not gives you a guarantee for your family. You will have only two things to worry about. The poor neigborhood areas: There you may have problems more during the night. The second situaiton ans more dangerous is to show more than you should, like a rich life. But in general is a good city to live in. If you need more information let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org
Re: Living in Brazilia
Brasilia is a very nice city to live in. Violence is much less common here than in other Brazilian cities. Most of the violence takes place in smaller cities outside the cities main areas. However, Brasilia does have a higher standard of living than other parts of Brazil and costs will be higher. Remember when looking up stuff on the internet Brasilia is spelled with a "s" not a "z". Good luck
RE: Living in Brazilia
Brasilia is a great place for kids. Lots of open spaces, lots of greens, and lots of options for kids, much calmer and cleaner city than a lot of other Brazilian cities. I would highly recommend Brasilia over Assuncion, if this is your Paraguay destination. I am positive you will love it.
RE: RE: Living in Brazilia
Thanks so much for all your replies.
We are still waiting for words on our move.
RE: RE: Living in Brazilia
Where would you be moving from? Are you originally English speaking? But no matter what, you will love Brasilia if you are looking for quality of life. There is a huge lake, lots of greens, a golf course, a huge city park, which makes it great for kids. Don't have traffic problems, good schools, good restaurants, but not a huge night life city. But guess that is not what you are primarily looking for, correct?
Please let me know if you will be posted and if you need additional help/info.
Good luck / Tatiana
Travel Tips for Brasília
Driving Etiquette 1
People don't use their horns in Brasilia. We are proud to be a silent city. You only horn in a very special case, to avoid an accident, not to tell people that you exist. In case you are in a traffic jam, don't horn, it's useless and you'll only get people irritated. If you need to advise the car in front of you about something, just flash your lights.
Being horned is quite an offense and a reason for shame in Brasilia : )
The Brasilian architect Oscar...
The Brasilian architect Oscar Niemeyer is a genius: that is out of discussion! The concept of Brasilia has been a surprising masterpiece, by an artistic point of view.The first obstacle to overtake was to transform the excessively dry climate of the plateau into something bearable by human beings (although everybody claims the dry and hot air remains very unpleasant): a lake has been filled, by building a dam. The arch described by the waters is also the basis for designing the arch, whose arrow is defined by the main avenue (paralleled by the Minitsries and the rest of the most important Public Buildings), and the Presidential Palace (Palacio do Planalto) is the terminating point, accompanied by an enormous Brasilian flag. What was not planned was the fact that 200 m away, just behind a low line of shrubs, a large 'favela' raised. Brasilia is an enormous arrow, which is ready to be launched towards the New Frontier: Amazon rainforest.
Every space in Brasilia is thought as the best answer to a specific problem: the city itself is perfectly functional.... if only men were machines! There are special areas for Banks, for Shops, for Amusements, for the Embassies, for Residences, but people like to make thing at their own dimension, not just because it is logical. So Brasilia's initial plan has been disrupted by real life.
The other enormous problem is given by distances. It's impossible - and unuseful - to try to walk in Brasilia, you must have a car, but having a car is not so easy in Brazil (and it would always be arguable by an ecological point of view in any country of the World). So everything is based on public transport - which does not make life easy.
Brasília is located in the central part of Brazil and has been the capital of the country since 1960. It has a population of around 2.5 million and is the seat of the federal government; the president (residing in the Palácio da Alvorada), the Brazilian Supreme Court, and the Brazilian parliament.
Brasília has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its fantastic architecture. The city was constructed between 1956 and 1960 - during the government of President Juscelino Kubitschek – and famous architect Oscar Niemeyer was the principal architect and he has also designed many of Brasilia’s famous buildings. When seen from above, the city's shape resembles an airplane or a butterfly…
In November 2005, I stayed one night in Brasília at Hotel Carlton. The hotel was located in the centre and close to shopping facilities and restaurants. I didn’t have much time in Brasília, but had a glance of some of the famous Niemeyer architecture on my way to and from the airport.
World's Most Dramatic Capital
"Another 'Marvelous City'"
As early as 1823, a year after Brazil declared independence from Portugal, plans were drawn up for a capital city located deep in the interior and named 'Brasilia.'
The idea went unrealised until Juscelino Kubitshek de Olivera made it the focus of his presidency. In just three (3) years, a desolate plain was transformed into what is surely the planet's most dramatic, if not its most beautiful, capital city.
The main buildings -- most designed by Oscar Niemayer, Brazil's world-famous architect -- were complete by 1959. Among them the Catedral Metropolitana is especially striking. (The bell-tower, a gift of the Spanish government, was added later.)
Brasília is the only modern city named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (1987).
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I was in Brasilia for just a few hours, between planes from Cuiaba and to Salvador da Bahia. It was a Sunday; a gorgeous young woman in the airport's Embratur kiosk could find no guide to show me the city. I ended up in a taxi with a friendly driver who knew no English whatever. Still, we hit all the main spots, on a glorious early summer day.
I wish I'd been there longer; I intend to go back.
Photos of Brasilia
I took this picture at "Agua Mineral National Park", a huge ecologic park near the center of Brasília. It has trails for trekking and hiking. You'll find many animals that are typical from this region, which vegetation is called "Cerrado" (it is translated as Savanah, I guess).
Also in this park you'll find swimming pools of Mineral water and you sunbathe surrounded by these little monkeys.
Brazilian monkeys are not big, I believe that they are all smaller than chimpanzees.
I'm not sure of how to classify them, but usually, the bigger monkeys are "macacos", smaller ones are "micos" and the very small ones are the "sagüis". Micos are very common in this Park.
Brasilia's red sky in the evening. The building in the back of the picture is one of my favorite ones: the Brazilian Central Bank.
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