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Must-Visit Attractions in Brasilia

Brasilia is a city of Brazil which has a large number of tourist attractions. Tourist attractions in Brasilia are so popular that the Brazil manages to earn a lot of revenue from travel and tourism in Brasilia. Some of the main attractions in Brasilia which you must visit are as follows.

City Park

One of the most important attractions in the city of Brasilia is City Park. This park consists of a big green area and is a little bit bigger than New York City’s Central Park. Various sporting events are held in City Park of Brasilia. Most popular sports being played here are cycling, skating and kart racing. The park consists of a swimming pool where artificial waves are produced. This park is also popular among people who love jogging as jogging tracks have also been made here. Barbeque and picnic activities are also held in this park along with camping. Local authorities also conduct exhibitions, meetings and fairs in this park for which a separate area has been made.

Three Powers Square

Three Powers Square is a landmark of Brasilia. Tourists know it as Three Powers Square but among locals it is known as Praca dos Tres Poderes. This place is actually enclosed by three important premises of judiciary, legislature and executive. The Historical Museum of Brasilia is also located around Three Powers Square. Pantheon of Freedom is another landmark which is situated near this square. This landmark is actually made in honor of President Tancredo Neves.

Paranoa Lake

 This is a man-made lake which is located on eastern side of Brasilia. This lake was created when Paranoa River was ruined. Shoreline of this lake stretches for 80 km and is lined with a number of attractions which include restaurants, the Olympic Center and Palace of the Dawn. Here in this lake, different kinds of sports activities are also possible including wakeboarding and windsurfing.

Catedral Metropolitana

It is another major attraction of the city of Brasilia. This building is featured with rich architecture. It has a glass roof facing the sky so it gives an effect as it is touching the sky. This attraction has religious importance as well as its 16 columns are believed to be the crown thorns of Lord Jesus. Inside this cathedral, you will also find four sculptures made of bronze and have a height of three meters. Sculptures of three angels are also there in cathedral and they are suspended with steel cables so it seems as if they are floating.

Parque Nacional de Brasilia

This park is located on northern outskirts of Brasilia. It was created in 1961. Covering an area of 74100 acres, this park is home to a variety of Brazilian flora and fauna. Some attractions in this park include swimming pools, pathways along shoreline of Santa Maria Lake and coconut and palm trees. Animals which you will find in this park include:

  • Giant Armadillos
  • Wild Pigs
  • Pampas Deer
  • Anacondas
  • The Great Anteater
  • Jaguars
  • Capybaras
  • Wolf

This place is also popularly known for bird watching as rare species of birds live in this park. These species include crested seriema and toco toucan.

These are five major and most popular attractions in the city of Brasilia. You must visit these places during your visit to Brasilia.

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Worth-Seeing Places in Salvador

Salvador is a city of Brazil which manages to pull large crowd of people towards Brazil every year and thus contributes in development of tourism industry. Salvador sightseeing comprises a wide range of places catering to diverse interests of tourists. For those who love fun and enjoyment, there are several beaches while for history lovers, there are museums. Some of its most worth-seeing attractions are:

Boa Viagem Beach

It is a beautiful beach whose peaceful atmosphere makes it a perfect spot for tourists and locals as well. This beach provides a chance to socialize with people and seeing them relaxing and enjoying. Although ambience and surroundings of beach are not so lively, it still manages to retain its charm. On weekends, young people and kids visit this beach for strolling along shoreline and making sand castles respectively. Adventurous activities are not easy to do at this beach unless you take extra precautionary measures. Surfing is not allowed at this beach because there are chances of shark attacks. Swimmers are also suggested not to go far from reef as it may prove dangerous.

Piata Beach

It is the most perfect place for those who want to spend a holiday on beachside. You can stroll here in mornings and evenings as this beach features a lovely and strong stretch. You will be mesmerized to see swaying coconut trees and white sand on this beach which make it more beautiful and stunning. Shade of water is blue and green here which make it look like an exotic beach. The Piata beach has calm waters so you can swim here without any danger but near rocky areas, there are currents so you need to be careful before going into deep waters. You will also find some other facilities at this beach as Piata beach is surrounded by bars, dining venues and cafes.

Our Lady of the Rosary of Black People

This attraction is popular because of its architectural design and style. It is an ancient church which has an interesting history. During 17th century and prior to this period, there were few churches for black. And in many other churches blacks were not allowed to enter. So there arouse a need to build a church for black people.

Jorge Amado Museum

This museum is considered as the most prominent tourist attraction in Salvador. This museum was actually residence of Brazilian writer Casa do Jorje Amado. This museum displays collections of this most beloved writer of Brazil. At the ground floor café of this museum, there is a collage of his book covers showing languages into which his work has been translated.

Igreja Sao Francisco

It is one of the finest churches in the world which has been adorned with precious stones and gold and silver. Interiors of this church are quite awesome as they are covered with gold and jacaranda having engravings representing angles, flowers and animals. Tiles in shade of blue have been used at the entrance of this church and in altar as well. Here visitors can enjoy watching regular shows of Light and Sound.

Porto da Barra

It is another famous beach of Salvador and is popular for its exotic backdrop. People come here to chill out and enjoy with their friends and family. This place has an exquisite setting making it a great spot for those who love to dance, drink and socialize. This beach always remains crowded but on weekends it becomes even more crowded. People come here for swimming as beach is located within bay and water is calm.

Mercado Modelo

If you are interested in buying things of art and crafts then you must visit this place. It is a commercial zone housing some of finest Brazilian crafts. The inauguration of this place took place in 1912 and it offers various items to purchase ranging from essential goods to luxury items. This market consists of 263 stores as well as some restaurants serving mouth-watering foods.

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