If you are going to pick host cities in Brazil for the World Cup 2014 you have to include the ultra modern capital of Brazil… Brasilia! Brasilia was a planned city to open up the interior of Brazil by moving the capital from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia and was inaugurated in April of 1960. It was the popular president, Juscelino Kubitschek who resurrected the project around 1956. Brasilia’s main urban planner was Lucio Costa and the world renowned Oscar Niemeyer was the main architect! Brasilia today is the center of the Brazilian government and becoming more famous as people visit for government and business activities.
A Brand New Stadium to Host the World Cup
Brasilia has two football clubs, Sociedade Esportiva do Gama and Brasiliense Football Club. The older Stadium Mane Garrincha was removed for the construction of the brand new stadium Estadio Nacional or National Stadium. It will have seating for over 70,000 fans and will become the second largest stadium hosting seven World Cup games.
Here is a picture of the new stadium design: Click Here For Picture
Some of the Sights to See
• National Congress at the Praça dos Tres Poderes (three powers park) of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Palácio da Alvorada office of the President, Congress and Supreme Federal Court (City picture of government buildings)
• Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge
• The famous Cathedral of Brasília with beautiful architecture, blue glass and amazing acoustics
• TV tower to see the government buildings and the layout of Brasilia that I was told during my visit there is shaped like an airplane
• Visit Paranoá River and dine in great restaurants with a view of the water
I first visited Brasilia in the early 1980’s and I have returned many times since then. I visited Brasilia last year and I was amazed at how this beautiful ultra modern planned city has grown to become an urban planning and architectural show case. Imagine watching some of the world cup games in a brand new stadium and touring this beautiful city! You will be glad you did and you will never forget it!
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