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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  • Extremely well maintained, great place to take pictures, make visits and cooling off near the sources. At night many people play sports there.
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  • Part of the script if the Palms don't let go! Until pq is there that other two main attractions: Memorial Luís Carlos Prestes and the Palacio Araguaia.
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  • They say it is one of the largest squares in Latin America. Actually, it's pretty big, and there are a number of buildings and monuments in the square. One of the main attractions of applause.
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  • A beautiful place, especially at Christmastime, I was up all night with colorful lighting source and all the palaces and memorials adorned with Christmas lights makes the most charming place.
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  • Mandatory point in Palmas. The square is huge. According to the Wikipedia, with 571,000 square meters, the Praça dos Girassóis-located in Palmas Tocantins-is the largest in Latin America and the second largest urban square in the world. It is part of a planned city and houses a work of Oscar Niemeyer and the administrative center of the State. Needs more janitorial
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  • Very good hike and other types of exercises, one outdoor Academy, urgent.
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