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History of Brasília

Brasília construction began in 1956, with the main urban planner Lucio Costa and architect Oscar Niemeyer the principal.
In 1960 it officially became the capital of Brazil. Along with Putrajaya (Malaysia's capital) and Naypyidaw (capital of Myanmar) is one of the most recent capital of the world.

In 1987, UNESCO declared the city a World Heritage Site, is the only city built in the twentieth century that has received this honor.

In 1716, the Marquis of Pombal already mentioned the need to establish an administrative office away from the Atlantic Ocean in 1821 and independence leader Jose Bonifacio suggests the name for a future capital Brasilia Brazil.

Brazil previously had two capital cities: Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia, located on the Atlantic coast and linked forever Portuguese colonial rule. Among other reasons, to move the capital inland, it would attract people, encouraging inhabitants of the area within the country.

The first step in the construction was the selection of the location, then chose a large plateau in the southeastern part of the state of Goiás in mid 1956. The construction began on October 23, 1956, and no sooner were they finished the administrative buildings, its members moved to the new city.

It was planned to hold 500,000 people and currently has more than 600,000 residents in the "Pilot Plan" (the city center originally designed by Lúcio Costa) and over 1,400,000 in the suburbs.

Brasilia has the distinction of being a city planned and built with the express purpose of being used as national capital or administrative proceedings.


Places to visit in Brasília
Lago Paranoá Lago Paranoá
El Lago Paranoá es un gran lago artificial construido a fin de incrementar las reservas de agua disponibles en la región.
Puente Juscelino Kubitschek Puente Juscelino Kubitschek
El Puente Juscelino Kubitschek es conocido localmente como Puente JK fue inaugurado el 15 de diciembre del año 2002.
Supremo Tribunal Federal Supremo Tribunal Federal
El Supremo Tribunal Federal es el más alto tribunal de justicia de la República Federativa del Brasil.
Palacio de la Alvorada Palacio de la Alvorada
El Palacio de la Alvorada (en portugués Palácio da Alvorada) que en español quiere decir "Palacio del Amanecer".

Tourism notes in
El futuro de las ciudades según Niemeyer, y la ciudad futurista de Brasilia El futuro de las ciudades según Niemeyer, y la ciudad futurista de Brasilia Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, más conocido como Oscar Niemeyer, nació en Brasil en el año 1907 y murió hace pocos años, en el 2012. Tuvo más de 100 años, 5 nietos y 13 bisnietos, y si (+)
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