Brasilia World Heritage is a World Heritage Site in Brazil defined by the UNESCO in 1987 and definitely a recommended cultural sightseeing location.
It is on position 170 (121) in our monthly survey..
"Brasilia, a capital created ex nihilo in the centre of the country in 1956, was a landmark in the history of town planning. Urban planner Lucio Costa and architect Oscar Niemeyer intended that every element – from the layout of the residential and administrative districts (often compared to the shape of a bird in flight) to the symmetry of the buildings themselves – should be in harmony with the city’s overall design. The official buildings, in particular, are innovative and imaginative."
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