Tag: Brasilia

Aerolíneas Argentinas announces three new Brazilian destinations

Aerolíneas Argentinas announces three new Brazilian destinations

If you have no objections to flying Aerolíneas Argentinas, the airline announces six weekly flights to each of its three new Brazilian destinations: Belo Horizonte, Brasilia and Curitiba. The flights should be fully operational by September 2013.

As it is always the case with Aerolíneas, take the announcement with a pinch of salt. The Belo Horizonte flight has been announced on and off. The same goes for the Curitiba connection. We will be able to tell for sure when we see the aircraft landing at the new destinations. The three cities are packed with tourist attractions and if you want to know more about them have a look at destination: Belo Horizonte, destination: Brasilia and destination: Curitiba.

Aerolíneas is also announcing two weekly flights between São Paulo and Bariloche and one between São Paulo and Ushuaia for the winter holiday season – between June and August.

March 14, 2013 | By More
Google’s homage to Brasilia on its 52th anniversary

Google’s homage to Brasilia on its 52th anniversary

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For those who were not surfing the internet on Saturday, here’s the beautiful homage Google paid to the 52th anniversary of Brasilia in the form a doodle (you can see it here) formed by the silhouettes of some of the best-known buildings in the city.

Memorial JKCongresso Nacional, BrasiliaCatedral Metropolitana, BrasiliaSupremo Tribunal Federal, Brasilia

Here at the BRAZIL TRAVEL BLOG we paid our very own homage to Brasilia on the occassion of its 50th birthday: a e-photobook you can view and download for free: Brasilia 50, our free photo ebook on the Brazilian capital. Brasilia features on our list of 10 must-see places in Brazil and for that reason we have covered the destination in detail. The starting point to all the information we have on the capital of Brazil is destination: Brasilia.

For those interested on an alternative take, in English, on what Brasilia means 52 years later: An irreparable mistake, Brasília, 52, may only be feasible in 150 years.

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April 23, 2012 | By More
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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destination: Brasilia
Brasilia 50, our free photo ebook on the Brazilian capital
map of Brasilia
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a new shuttle bus from Brasilia airport to town
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Brasilia wonders: Santuário dom Bosco
Brasilia wonders: the Esplanada dos Ministérios

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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destination: Brasilia
Brasilia 50, our free photo ebook on the Brazilian capital
map of Brasilia
hotels in Brasilia
a new shuttle bus from Brasilia airport to town
sighsteeing in Brasilia
Brasilia wonders: JK bridge
Brasilia wonders: Santuário dom Bosco
Brasilia wonders: the Esplanada dos Ministérios
World Heritage Sites
Website on the Cultural World Heritage Sites in Brazil

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