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Praca Dos Girassois, Palmas
(4/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan your visit to Praca Dos Girassois and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Palmas vacation trip planner.
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  • I went to the square in the morning due to its proximity to the hotel where I was staying for a morning run, very good for outdoor exercise in the morning.
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  • a great place to take a nice walk, jogging and other sports, because it is a big square with a few choices of snacks, and stay right downtown and Brazil. a site very visited by all is for sports practice or to visit and record beautiful moments of the city. I recommend because whenever I'm out there doing my walk.
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  • The giant Praça dos Girassóis houses the Araguaia Palace and several departments and agencies of the Government of the State of Tocantins. Has several monuments, environments and varied spaces! It's a walk to be done in the evening because of the strong Heat of the region. Yields excellent pictures! A good portrait of the great urban planning of applause!
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