Brasilia Holidays

Brazil
If you are into architecture or urban planning, you have to visit the Brazilian federal capital, Brasilia (in the Central-West region of the country). The city was designed by Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer in 1956, and formally became Brazil’s capital in 1960. It was made a UNESCO World Heritage …

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How to get to Brasilia

Here's what you need to know about getting to Brasilia. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Brasilia takes 13 hours, 20 minutes.

When to go to Brasilia

Typical Holiday Price

£688 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Brasilia varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

January

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - January is the cheapest month to go to Brasilia.

Things to see and do in Brasilia

Luke Hornof | Trip by SkyscannerCathedral of Brasília
Cathedral of Brasília
CesarCardoso | FlickrParkShopping
ParkShopping
Adriano Teles | Trip by SkyscannerFonte das Águas da Torre de TV
Fonte das Águas da Torre de TV
Marcelo Melo | Trip by SkyscannerMemorial JK
Memorial JK
Lucas Feijão | Trip by SkyscannerBrasilia TV Tower
Brasilia TV Tower
Nanda Lacerda | Trip by SkyscannerJuscelino Kubitschek Bridge
Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge
Marcelo Melo | Trip by SkyscannerNational Congress of Brazil (Congresso Nacional)
National Congress of Brazil (Congresso Nacional)
Lucas Feijão | Trip by SkyscannerDigital TV Tower
Digital TV Tower
Thais Guimaraes | Trip by SkyscannerPalácio da Alvorada
Palácio da Alvorada
Marcelo Melo | Trip by SkyscannerConjunto Nacional
Conjunto Nacional

Reviews of Brasilia

Laysa Ketler
Laysa Ketler
05/10/2019

I always have a good time. I recommend to exploring the Arts exposition sponsored by Banco do Brasil and also Caixa Econonomica, Touristic points in Brasilia, such, Catedral and the “Blue church” Dom Bôsco and explore restaurants around the city.

Kevin Picholo
Kevin PicholoFoster City
21/04/2012

Brasília is the capital of Brazil since 1960 and seat of government of the Federal District. The city is located on the Brazilian highlands, designed and planned well with modern architecture.

Thais Guimaraes
Thais GuimaraesSão Paulo
22/12/2014

I had a love and hate relationship with Brasilia. It was fun to know and visit the national monuments and buildings but at the same time the heat, the city's architecture and the fact that no map app can get the way the streets were designed didn't help. Be ready to get lost and to only find food and drinks in the commercial sectors of the city, because the hotel and the monuments sectors weren't meant to have food and drinks.

Carl Koytzan
Carl KoytzanRenton
11/05/2013

Most of the countries I have been too I have always gone to the capital city. However, if you fly into this city OK. But do not waste your time to make a special trip to see this city. This is an artificial city meaning that nothing here existed prior to the mid 60's. The government people that must work here leave Friday afternoon to return to Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo or elsewhere for the weekend. The city is empty on the weekends. I stood in the middle of the major freeway without traffic driving by me on a Saturday afternoon. If you are in the city go see the government buildings, they look like Dominoes lined up and the Cathedral as well as the Government Palace. This is all within 2 square blocks. After that, make other plans as there is no reason to stay.

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