Praca Dos Girassois, Palmas

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With an area of approximately 570,000 sq m (6.1354 sq ft), Praca Dos Girassois is the second largest public square in the world, only surpassed by the Merdeka Square in Jakarta, Indonesia. Due to its immense size, it is even larger than the Tiananmen Square in Beijing and the Red Square in Moscow. It is considered as the administrative center of the state of Tocantins, since all three branches of the state (executive, legislative, and judicial) are located on it. Besides these governmental buildings, the huge square is also home to Memorial Luis Carlos Prestes, Monument of the Fort 18, and Metropolitan Cathedral of Palms. Other attractions also include a sundial, a playground, food court open during the night, fountains, and gardens to highlight the history and culture of the city. Arrange your visit to Praca Dos Girassois and discover more family-friendly attractions in Palmas using our Palmas trip app .
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  • October 5, 2017
    Note 10, perfect for those who love to admire museums, statues and fountains, hiking and spend a few hours outdoors
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  • October 2, 2017
    Praça dos Girassóis is one of the largest in Latin America: concentrates the buildings of the secretariats and State Government Palace. Has hiking trail, Sandy playground for children, food kiosks and some tourist attractions. The light source, which spurts water in a majestic dance and change the colors of the lights. The monument to family, with statues of a family withdrawing. A sundial. Several engravings that seen from above are extremely worked. The monument to the GEODESIC Center of Brazil, marking the there the center of our country. The Palacio Araguaia is a separate attraction.
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  • October 1, 2017
    Huge square and worth knowing if you have time, because it is close to other points of interest. Weakness that has no policing and on Sunday look good dark
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  • March 24, 2017
    Wonderful
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  • June 21, 2017
    The Central square of the capital, great place to walk at night, a good place to talk late afternoon, a church, a museum containing the history and of course the Palace stands out by your beauty.
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  • May 27, 2017
    Very nice place to work out, relax sitting opposite the fountain (graceful night with your show of squirts and lights). Take the family. Enjoy your leisure.
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  • July 4, 2017
    Very big and beautiful square. Normally after the 6:00 pm there are many people doing walk and has options of snacks at the kiosks.
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