Upon visiting Brasilia in 1961, the cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, 1º man to travel for the space, said: “I have the impression that I am disembarking in a different planet, not in the Earth. It was built through five years to be the capital of the country and was planned by the architect Lúcio Costa and the main buildings, as the Palace of the Alvorada and the National Congress were designed by Oscar Niemeyer.
Brasilia has the biggest per capita income among the 12 host cities of the World Cup. And his inhabitants cannot complain of the absence of good restaurants where apply part of their budget. Beyond typical plates of all the regions of Brazil, the city offers Japanese, Spanish, Arabian, French, and Italian cookery.
Area: 5.802 km2
Population: 2,607.000 (2010)