DAY 14 (2 OF 5) – EIXO MONUMENTAL, BRASILIA, BRAZIL

Blue Lapis Road

Along the central axis of the Pilot Plan, Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer located the most significant buildings of the Brazilian capital on the Eixo Monumental (Axis of Monuments).  All the iconic buildings of Brasilia were intended to be seen as monumental objects rising on vast open land.  Almost all of them were designed by Oscar Niemeyer.  We spent most of the day checking out the buildings in the eastern section of the axis, including the following buildings west to east: Teatro Nacional (National Theatre), Biblioteca Nacional (National Library), Museu Nacional (National Museum), Catedral Metropolitana (Cathedral), Palacio do Itamaraty (Itamaraty Palace), Palacio da Justica (Palace of Justice), Congresso Nacional (National Congress), Praca dos Tres Poderes (Plaza of Three Towers), Palacio do Planalto (Planalto Palace), Panteão da Pátria Tancredo Neves (Pantheon). Image
Teatro Nacional (National Theatre)Image
Biblioteca Nacional (National Library)Image
Museu Nacional (National Museum)Image
Catedral Metropolitana (Cathedral)Image
Govenment Buildings
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Palacio do Itamaraty…

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