From all around the world, fans come to Brazil for soccer and tourism. Amongst the 12 venues for the FIFA World Cup, one is unique: Brasilia.
Built 50 years ago in the country’s central highlands to replace Rio de Janeiro as Brazil’s capital, Brasilia is an architectural gem envisioned by renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Niemeyer, who visualized the United Nations building in New York, received carte blanche to design Brasilia 50 years ago with fellow architect, Lucio Costa.
It was designated a Historical and Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO in 1987.
Twenty-seven years later, tourists like Cesar Augusto Quintero are enjoying the city.
Certainly, Niemeyer’s style is not conventional. City’s cathedral is the best example. One is not really impressed when see it from the outside. However, once inside, the light and shapes reveal themselves.
The two million people who live in Brasilia enjoy everyday treasures like the National Museum. The Foreign Affairs Ministry building, Palacio da Alvorada, is also something to see for the 500,000 tourists expected in Brasilia during the World Cup.