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• Brasília


Since the very first stages of Brazil as a colony, the Portuguese had a plan of having the capital moved inland. It was, at the time, a strategy to protect the capital from pirate's invasion. The site had been chosen - the centre of the country - but it remained a dream until 1955 when Juscelino Kubitschek became President of Brazil. The transition between dream and reality was brought forth under Lucio Costa's urban planning conception, poetically translated into a simple sign, like someone who possesses a place and in this place maps out two lines that cross symbolizing the Sign of the Cross. Brasília also existed in Saint John Bosco's prophesy: "Between the parallels 15 and 20, is a very large and long riverbed that will become a lake in its beginning, when people hollow out the hidden mines among these hills, then the promised land will appear where milk and honey will sprout and there will be incredible richness". Oscar Niemeyer who declared planned Brasília's unique architecture: "Architects today should pay more attention to the buildings of humanity's old ages. Certain traces and archaeological findings replenish us with admiration. The perfection of old temples has never been equaled". After a six-year study of the city as a whole, Egyptologist Iara Kern put forth a theory: "From Akhenaton (a pharaoh that reigned from 1375-1358 B.C.) To JK (Juscelino Kubitschek) - from the pyramids to Brasília. Her thesis supports that in Brasília everything relates to the Hebrew Qabbalah letters and numbers and also the Egyptian tarot. Iara Kern points to some coincidences:
1. The shape of a cross in Brasilia's map (named Pilot Plan) is Egypt's sacred bird, the ibis.
2. Brasília's National Theatre, the biggest structure of the city has a pyramidal shape. The great Keops pyramid is the largest stone monument of Egypt and the world.
3. The artificial Paranoá lake in Brasília was built to humidify the air of the semi-arid climate. Its counterpart is the Moeris lake, the first artificial lake in the world, built for the same purposes.
4. The National Research Council building and its shape makes one remember the Ramsium, a temple built in the name of Rameses II.
5. CEB - Centrais Elétricas de Brasília building (light and power company) is a 61-meter high pyramid that controls Brasílias physic energy. Sakára a 61 meter high stepped pyramid that was used to preserve cosmic energy and a temple. Built by Iem Hotep an engineer.
6. On April 21st, Brasília's birthday is the only day in the year where the sun rises exactly inside the H of the National Congress building (Brasília's highest) and only on this day of the year is that Brasilians see the sunset.
7. The Meteor, a marble sculpture by Bruno Giorgi, that is in front of the Itamarati Palace (Foreign Relations), has 5 parts - the five continents. It is placed on a water mirror - representing divinity, the 3 states of matter: liquid, solid and gaseous.
Brasilia's Cathedral, with daring lines has 16 columns and guarding the underground entrance the 4 prophets - 3 statues on the left and 1 on the right. In Hebrew Qabbalah 16 is the number of the temple.

Weather :
The national capital's weather is semi-arid, with seasons being defined according to the degree of humidity of the air: one season is dry and colder, while the other one is humid and hot. The average temperature is 20.5° C (69° F). October is the hottest month of the year, with highest temperatures standing at 29° C (85° F), while July is the coldest one, with lowest temperatures standing at 13° C (55° F).
The best time to visit the city is from April to June, when the dry season has yet to begin and beautiful days of the bluest sky are quite common – an unforgettable, unique spectacle. From August to September, it is the driest time of the year, with gorgeous purple and yellow flowered "Ipê" trees spread alongside the city's greyish vegetation at this time of the year. Rains start pouring down, usually, in October.

How to get there
By Plane: the Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport of Brasilia - 12 km from the town centre -, receives international and domestic flights, daily, from all Brazilian state capitals and main foreign cities.
By Coach/Car: The city's Road-Railway Terminal concentrates interstate and municipal coach companies, which connect the Federal District to all Brazilian states.
Main access highways:
- From Rio of Janeiro: BR-040
- From Sao Paulo: BR-050 and SP-300
- From Belo Horizonte: BR-040
- From Belém: BR-153, BR-226 and BR-010

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