Brazil Travel January 2019
São Paulo, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro
January 12th - 20th, 2019
There are few places as magnificent and varied as Brazil. On the one hand, it has been blessed with the most beautiful beaches and breathtaking natural wonders, on the other, it has produced visionary architects such as Oscar Niemeyer, Lucio Costa and Affonso Reidy who have made Brazilian modernism world-renowned. In addition to designing acclaimed buildings such as the Ministry of Health and Culture and the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, these visionaries planned the modernist city of Brasília from the ground up.
With over 20 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, São Paulo forms a huge, densely populated urban fabric. It is one of the largest cities in the world and the most populous in the southern hemisphere. There are many architectural highlights to discover in this key economic, financial and cultural center of Brazil.
Built in the late 1950s, Brasília is one of the youngest capitals in the world. It was planned and built by Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer, who thus gained world fame. In 1987, Brasília was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is a must-see for architects and urban planners.
Rio de Janeiro, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also known as “Cidade Maravilhosa” or the “Marvellous City”, because of its spectacular scenery. Here the urban hustle-bustle perfectly melds with the relaxed beach life. Once the capital of Brazil and the Portuguese Empire, it offers a rich architectural heritage to explore.
The trip will be carried out in cooperation with Aplusnyc tours LLC, New York.