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two new hotels for the airports of Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro international

two new hotels for the airports of Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro international

aeroporto de Brasilia

Accommodation at an airport might not be the choice for most travelers, but for those unfortunate few with long connecting times or arriving at the airport in the early hours of the morning finding a hotel nearby is a welcome thing.

Two new hotels are being built next to Brazilian airports. Construction work near the Brasilia international airport has begun and work is expected to last for 18 months.

Another hotel is being built near the Rio de Janeiro International airport (Galeão / Tom Jobim). It’s a hotel belonging to the GJP Hotéis & Resorts group and it will have 6 floors and 162 rooms.

We can only hope now for reasonable rates at those hotels!

February 20, 2012 | By More
Brasilia, 25 years as a Unesco World Heritage Site

Brasilia, 25 years as a Unesco World Heritage Site

Os Candangos, Brasilia

The government of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, wants to dedicate 2012 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the city’s designation as a World Heritage Site. The reasons for Unesco’s decision can be read at its website:

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.

When we visited Brasilia its spectacular cathedral was undergoing renovation work. For that reason we couldn’t contemplate it at its very best.

catedral metropolitana, Brasilia

Now that restoration work is completed I’d love to invite you for a beautiful virtual walkthrough inside the cathedral on the following 360° image of the cathedral of Brasilia.

Brasilia is one of the Brazilian destinations we have covered at length here at the Brazil Travel Blog. At destination: Brasilia you will read the basics while at sighsteeing in Brasilia we gave you a complete round-up of the main tourist sights in the city. And we gave a free photo ebook to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Brasilia.

Brasilia is a must-see place in Brazil (it features on our very own 10 places in Brazil) and we encourage you to include it in your itinerary around the country.

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January 30, 2012 | By More
Brasilia: 100 rainless days

Brasilia: 100 rainless days

catedral metropolitana, Brasilia

The story is from the Folha de São Paulo newspaper: the Brazilian capital hasn’t seen any rainfall for 100 days now. At destination: Brasilia, our main blog post on the Brazilian capital, we gave the following warning:

There is hardly any rain in Brasilia between May and September. Heat can be high and relative humidty reach extreme low values. Due to the lack of rain, the vegetation turns yellow. We advice you to avoid Brasilia during the period between May and September.

Take this blog post as a reminder. Make sure you chooose correclty the dates of your trip to Brasilia. Low humidity levels (10 or 15% are not uncommon) don’t make for a pleasing traveling experience.

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Brasilia wonders: the Esplanada dos Ministérios

Brasilia wonders: the Esplanada dos Ministérios

Esplanada dos Ministérios, Brasilia

We are posting a video today where we drive along the Esplanada dos Ministérios in the center of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. On an eastwards direction, we start off at the National Library and end up at the National Congress. Along the way, some outstanding buildings of the capital.

Looks dead easy from the window of a car, but on one of those notorious Brasilia’s summer days a walk along the avenue will test you to the limit.

There’s plenty of info here at the blog on Brasilia. Check it out at destination: Brasilia.

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July 7, 2011 | By More
a new shuttle bus from Brasilia airport to town

a new shuttle bus from Brasilia airport to town

Os Candangos, Brasilia

From 29 April, passengers arriving in Brasilia international airport can take a new shuttle service to town. The service, known as Linha Executivo Aeroporto, has air-conditioning and tv. It is announced free wi-fi will soon be offered to its users.

The details of the service are:

  • Route. AirportEsplanada dos MinistériosRodoviária do Plano Piloto (Brasilia’s bus station) – Setores Hoteleiros Sul and Norte (the two neighbourhoods where most Brasilia hotels are located)- back to the airport.
  • Working days. 7 days a week, bank holidays included.
  • Schedule. Departures from the airport are as follows. Weekdays: 06:30 – 07:00 – 07:30 – 07:50 – 08:00 – 08:20 – 08:50 – 09:10 – 09:20 – 09:40 – 10:10 – 10:30 – 10:40 – 11:00 – 11:30 – 11:50 – 12:00 – 12:20 – 12:50 – 13:10 – 13:20 – 13:40 – 14:10 – 14:30 – 14:40 – 15:00 – 15:30 – 15:50 – 16:00 – 16:20 – 16:50 – 17:20 – 17:30 – 17:40 – 18:10 – 18:40 – 14:50 – 19:00 – 19:30 – 20:00- 20:10 – 20:20 – 20:40 – 21:00 – 21:20 – 21:40 – 21:50 – 22:00 – 22:20 – 22:40 – 22:50 – 23:00. Weekends: 06:30 – 07:05 – 07:35 – 08:10 – 08:45 – 09:20 – 09:55 – 10:30 – 11:05 – 11:40 – 12:15 – 12:50 – 13:20 – 13:55 – 14:30 – 15:05 – 15:40 – 16:15 – 16:50 – 17:20 – 17:55 – 18:30 – 19:05 – 19:40 – 20:15 – 20:55 – 21:30 – 22:05 – 22:40 – 23:15.
  • Price. The ride costs R$8.
  • Website. The service doesn’t have its own website. At the Sociedade de Transportes Coletivos de Brasília‘s website you can download a PDF file with the service schedule.

It is with measures like the introduction of this new service that Brazil becomes a more tourist-friendly country. The introduction of the service in Brasilia was kept on hold for years due to the pressure exercised by the lobby of taxi drivers.

The details are from Panrotas magazine and the newspapers Folha de São Paulo and Correo Brasiliense).

Our main blog post on the fascinating capital of Brazil is destination: Brasilia.

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Website on the Cultural World Heritage Sites in Brazil

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May 4, 2011 | By More