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  • Brasilia has been the capital of the country since 1960, and its architecture is strikingly unique. The planning behind the city was very advanced for its time, and even described by some as futuristic. Brasilia's monuments are characterised by their pure lines, leading to the city's classification as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1987. Many architects, such as the likes of Lucio Costa and Oscar ...
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  • Designed by Oscar Niemeyer. It was completed on May 31, 1970. The cathedral is a hyperboloid structure constructed from 16 concrete columns
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  • Brasilia's architecture is unique in the world.
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  • As a result of some town planning work that was very advanced for its time, Brasilia's monuments can be pretty minimalist-looking, a combination of art and architecture.
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  • Many architects were brought in to help create Brasilia, the best known being Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer.
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  • The cathedral, the National Congress building, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Supreme Court and the Presidential Palace were all designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer.
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  • The bridge spans Lake Paranoá and is one of the symbols of Brasilia's architecture.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Brazil

Brasilia has been the capital of the country since 1960, and its architecture is strikingly unique. The planning behind the city was very advanced for its time, and even described by some as futuristic. Brasilia's monuments are characterised by their pure lines, leading to the city's classification as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1987. Many architects, such as the likes of Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer were brought on board to help create what is presently known as the city of Brasilia.

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Surface area : 3,287,612 sq mi km2

Population : 190,732,694 inhabitants

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