Quartel General do Exercito, Brasilia

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Home of the Brazilian Army’s headquarters, training facilities, and military parades, Quartel General do Exercito is also one of Oscar Niemeyer’s stunning architectural masterpieces. In front of the huge, concrete office building, you will see a large, white, freeform structure and thin, needle-like monument, which represent, respectively, the hilt and blade of Duque de Caxais, the army’s patron. There is also the grey, zigzagged Teatro Pedro Calmon, in the lobby of which you can visit the permanent exhibition of military equipment, uniforms, and old photos; the auditorium itself plays host to a full calendar of lectures and events that are open to the public. Across the road from the complex, you can enjoy a walk around the beautiful, green park designed by Roberto Burle Marx. To visit Quartel General do Exercito and get the most from your holiday in Brasilia, create itinerary details personal to you using our Brasilia trip builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Great design! It is an interesting visit highlighting the architectural contributions at every step.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Despite being a headquarters, the place is awesome. The Niemeyer buildings, with the square of the crystals, the Oratory of the soldier and other
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  • July 25, 2017
    The construction is great. I don't know if there's visitations, but worth at least come and take some pictures. The Barracks is across the Plaza of the crystals
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  • August 20, 2016
    Very good place
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  • June 30, 2015
    Despite being a headquarters he is part of the list of monuments of the city of Brasília. The architectural design of the building is by Oscar Niemeyer and the landscape design is of Roberto Burle Marx. There is also a shell-shaped structure that symbolizes the hilt of the sword of Duque de Caxias. Worth checking out.
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  • August 28, 2016
    Very pretty
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  • April 20, 2016
    And here I do the draft?
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  • September 18, 2015
    A nice place to work.
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Choosing where to stay during your trip to Brasilia can be somewhat difficult. Due to the city's distinctive layout and lack of a historical "center," accommodations have developed in clusters. By far the best range of options surrounds the distinctive green space of Jardim Burle Marx, in the city's two planned hotel districts. You can also find a good selection of lodgings around Vila Planalto, the city's designated political district, which sits not far from Brasilia's main lake. Wherever you decide to stay, make sure it's within reasonable distance of a metro station or bus stop--you'll want good access to public transport in order to easily navigate the city.
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