Brasilia, Capital of the New Millenium
It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s… Brasilia! Welcome to one of the world’s most famous and notorious
cities for being entirely designed at the drawing table.
Brasilia, the capital of the Federative Republic of Brazilhas been unremittingly controversial from the inauguration in 1960 until today. Brasilia is a futuristic urban utopia representing Brazilian efficacy for one and a soulless, megalomaniac waste of money for the other.
In any case, Brasilia, masterminded by courageous
president Kubitschek and zealous architect Niemeyer, became
the first 20th century city with the status of World Heritage Area. Brasilia is not only the seat of all three branches of the Brazilian government, the city hosts the headquarters of some Brazilian corporations as well.
While primarily attracting diplomatic and business visitors, Brasilia holds enough interesting sights for the leisure traveller. Especially if you are interested in daring architecture, fond of order and tidiness and crazy about gourmet food, shopping and sophisticated nightlife. In 2014, Brasilia will be a host city of