Brasília - The magnificent futuristic capital
Brazil’s futuristic capital is the closest attempt on earth to a create a modern utopia. It’s the result of a long-harnessed Brazilian dream of an inland capital, carved out of nowhere in the 1950s in a spectacular feat of urban planning, architectural design and political prophecy.
For a nation often tapped as the country of the future, Brasília is its revolutionary testament to that end, a living museum lauded the world over for everything from its avant-garde grid of perfectly planned streets to its über-organized residential apartment and commercial blocks. As Brazil’s seat of government, it’s a city of bureaucrats and government workers, all of whom relish the national capital as a ‘60s version of a third-millennium city. It remains the only city in the world constructed in the 20th century to achieve World Cultural Heritage designation by Unesco.