Parque Ecologico Dom Bosco, Brasilia

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Parque Ecologico Dom Bosco is on the shores of Lake Paranoá, where you will find the small, white marble chapel honoring São João Belchoir Bosco, Brasilia’s patron saint. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, this temple, the first in the city, takes the shape of a pyramid with a metal cross at the top, and inside you will see an image of the saint carved in Carrera marble. The location is far from random, being where Don Bosco dreamt of a utopian capital, and you have privileged views of both the city and the surrounding park full of native flora and fauna; here you can follow the many trails, take a bike ride, swim in the lake, or enjoy a picnic in this beautiful, unspoiled setting. Plan your visit to Parque Ecologico Dom Bosco and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Brasilia tourist route planner.
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  • August 10, 2017
    It is a place where the attraction is the Lake. There's not much to do there, just rest, watching a beautiful landscape, entering the Lake and watch the sunset Has a skate park, too, if you like. Parking is free and has a very simple little shop near. Quiet place.
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  • August 9, 2017
    In this park you can enjoy nature, cycling, make font-nic and still enjoy a wonderful sunset.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Top peak, look amazing, sunset without words, picnik, skateboarding, kite, lagão bath, socializing with friends, family tour ...
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  • May 9, 2017
    Very nice place to visit in Brasilia!
  • March 17, 2017
    There aren't many trees here but the view is fantastic.
  • September 9, 2016
    Nice view of brasilia, quiet place to relax and have a picnic.
  • May 30, 2017
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  • November 6, 2016
    Belo visual

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