About Brasilia, Brazil
Since 1960, the city of Brasilia has been the designated capital of Brazil. Inspired and designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, Brasilia’s white, modern architecture distinguishes it from the rest of the area. A population in excess of 2,556,200 people live in this city. Brasilia’s economy reflects more of a governmental status than an industrial one. Industries that figure into the economy include computer software, printing, furnishing, food processing, construction, and publishing.
Popular Destinations in Brasilia
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Brasilia? The city of Brasilia has a large number of tourist attractions to make visitors’ stays memorable. Some of the most popular destinations include:
Congresso Nacional: As interesting on the inside as it is on the outside, Congresso Nacional is best known for its interior photogenic qualities. Elements to note include the twin towers and ‘dishes’. A convex roof dome, circa 1867 microphones and Senate benches, and color-coded chambers are some of its more appealing characteristics.
TV Tower: As previously mentioned, Oscar Niemeyer is responsible for Brasilia’s unique design/architecture. The “airplane design” can be viewed from the observation deck of this tower, though not in its entirety. The tower itself is 75 m high and offers a quaint, farming cooperative run cafe.
Olivae: Winner of Best Varied Restaurant, Best New Restaurant, and Chef of the Year (awarded by Veja Magazine) this eatery will tickle your taste buds in new and exciting ways. Chef Agenor, a follower of renowned Chef Atala, runs the show and sets the scene for this hot spot. Recommended options include the weekend grill, the prix-fixe dinners, and the three-course lunch special.
Cathedral Metropolitana: This attraction offers quite the heavenly view. Standout features of this site include interior aluminum, suspended angels, statues of the haunting “Four Disciples” (both crafted by Ceschiatti), wavy, stained glass, and 16 exterior curved columns.
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil: Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil is a contemporary museum made up of two galleries. It is quite possibly Brasilia’s most important cultural museum, but is more than just that. On the inside, in addition to the featured exhibitions are a bookstore, cafe’, and an indie cinema. Outside, visitors can view the Ponte JK, a structure inspired by the Loch Ness monster. With its impressive arches, and location just across from Lago do Parano, this is an impressive spot.
Palacio da Alvorada: When visitors arrive at Palacio da Alvorado, they’ll enter through gates guarded by the Dragões da Independência (Dragons of the Independence). The guards are in place to provide protection, as this is where the president resides. The palace itself was actually inaugurated in 1858, two years before the city’s inception. The name of this structure translates to “Palace of the Dawn”.
Bar Beirute: When in need of some sustenance, visitors are encouraged to drink and dine at Bar Beirute. This trendy spot brings in an eclectic crowd, so patrons are advised to keep an open mind. Bar Beirute offers an edgy scene that is both unique and exciting. Their very own brand of beer, the Beira, is often enjoyed in the outdoor patio area. Guests can relax and take a well-deserved break from the day’s sightseeing adventures.
Luxury Lodging in Brasilia
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Brasilia? There are just a few luxury lodging options available in Brasilia. A few hotels and residential spots include:
- Hotel Royal Tulip Brasilia Alvorada
- Kubitschek Plaza Hotel
- Windsor Plaza Alvorada
Airports In or Nearby Brasilia For Private Jets
Looking for a private jet charter to Brasilia, Brazil? Brasilia has a handful of airports for you to choose from. All of these airports below can facilitate private flight charters to cater to the needs of the affluent:
- Brasília International Airport (BSB): Located nine miles away from downtown Brasilia, Brasilia International Airport mainly serves Brasilia and the regions surrounding it. The airport was inaugurated in 1957 and has undergone a series of improvements to make it more than an average airport. It sits at an altitude of 3,497 feet above sea level and has two asphalt runways measuring 10,827 feet and 10,499 feet in length respectively. The runways are designated in the 11R/29L and 11L/29R directions. Brasilia International Airport has a passenger turnover of more than 19 million passengers a year, and handles more than 186,000 aircraft operations per year.
- Santa Genoveva/Goiânia Airport (GYN): Santa Genoveva/Goiânia Airport is located 120 miles away from Brasilia. It was inaugurated in 1955 and currently has a passenger turnover of more than 3.3 million passengers every year. It also records more than 65,000 aircraft operations annually and handles in excess of 6,000 metric tons of cargo as well. Santa Genoveva/Goiânia Airport sits at an altitude of 2,450 feet above sea level and has a single asphalt runway measuring 8,202 feet in length. It is designated in the 14/32 direction.
- Nelson Ribeiro Guimarães Airport (CLV): Also known as Aeroporto de Caldas Novas, the Nelson Ribeiro Guimarães Airport stands at an elevation of 2,247 feet above sea level and has a single asphalt runway measuring 6,890 feet in length. It is designated in the 09/27 direction. Commercial airlines use Nelson Ribeiro Guimarães Airport to reach destinations such as Sao Paulo and Campinas. The airport is located 220 miles away from Brasilia.
- Minaçu Airport (MQH): Minaçu Airport is used for general aviation; there are no scheduled commercial flights operating at the airport. It is located 4 miles away from downtown Minaçu and 490 miles from Brasilia. Minaçu Airport sits at an elevation of 1,401 feet above sea level, and has a single asphalt runway measuring 4,183 feet in length. The runway is designated in the 05/23 direction.
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