Things to do in Brasilia

Experience rich culture and architectural wonders in Brasilia

Brasilia (Brasília) is one of the only cities in the world that was designed and built in 2,000 days.

Created out of a visionary dream for the new capital of Brazil, it is a modern wonder of exciting nightlife, incredible architecture, and lavish festivals.

Around the city you can explore the Brazilian savanna, a natural world of caves, waterfalls, lakes and grottos.


Things to do in Brasilia

Brasilia is rich in culture and tradition, whilst also being home to some of the most elaborate cathedrals, palaces, parks and gardens in the world.

Whatever time of year you visit the fascinating city, you will find that there are lots of things to experience and things to do in Brasilia


Brasilia National Park

The Brasilia national park is the largest park in the world and has incredibly lush flora and fauna that attracts thousands of people every year.


Brasilia Shopping

As a capital city, Brasilia has plenty of shopping including Brasilia Shopping which is an enormous mall containing 150 stores and is located in the heart of the city.


The National Brasilia Stadium

Home to the 2014 Fifa World Cup soccer tournament is the National Brasilia Stadium, which is one of Brazil’s most recent and magnificent architectural feats.


When to visit Brasilia

Whether you love shopping, exploring, crowded festivals, accessible nature, or new cultural experiences, Brasilia is a perfect holiday location for you!

Brasilia has a tropical climate and it is best to visit during the dry season which is around May-June and September-October.

If you’d rather visit later in the year, October hosts the ten day Brasilia International Film Festival which attracts filmmakers from all over the world to share their work.

Finally, if you visit Brasilia in September you can be part of one of their largest parades commemorating Brazilian Independence Day with jubilant music, performances, food, and other exciting displays in the open streets.


Things to do in Brasilia

Brasilia Facts

Population2 789 761
AirportPresidente Juscelino Kubitschek, Brazil (BSB)

Brasilia average temperatures

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Brasilia- Brasilia

The capital city of Brazil has a very special characteristic: it was built from scratch. The urban planning was carried out by Lucio Costa and architect Oscar Niemeyer, who made the most out of this opportunity to use the principles of the Modernist Movement on a large scale. This singularity has made Brasilia a World Heritage Site according to UNESCO. Buildings like the Catedral Metropolitana or the Santuario Dom Bosco will make you feel as if you were in one of those futuristic movies, and the Banco do Brasil Cultural Centre is a museum with free entry to most expositions.

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Golf in Brasilia

While there aren't many golf courses in Brasilia, the Cluba de Golfe de Brasilia makes up for it with its immaculate quality. It is a par 72, 18 hole course that was designed by Robert Trent Jones, located along the artificial Lake Paranoa. The holes that are situated along the lake are not only beautiful but also very challenging as the smallest sidestep will make your balls end up in the water. Nearby there are also great facilities for Tennis and a cultural center, so there are lots of things to do in the area. If you feel like further enjoying the environment after a round of golf, a stroll around the lake is highly recommended!

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Water Parks in Brasilia - Highest water slide in the world at Aqualandia Waterpark

A day at Aqualandia waterpark will be fun for everyone! Adult, adolescent, parent or child, it doesn’t matter! You will all have fun at what is said to be the number one water park in Europe. Just choose between the eight different themed areas. This water park also has the highest water slide in the entire world. As if that wasn’t enough, you can also take a leap of faith and bungy jump from the tallest fixed tower in Europe here. You will not leave this place without a smile on your face!

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Theme Parks in Brasilia - Family friendly Nicolandia Center Park

The family friendly Nicolandia Center Park is definitely worth a visit when you are in Brasilia. It is filled with attractions and rides suitable for the smaller children, but also some wild roller coasters for the daredevils. The park aims to give you a magical day you will late forget.

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