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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. 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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  • The square has several tourist attractions, is lined with many birds and enough. Worth the ride! How big it is, if you're visiting during the day is best to protect yourself from the Sun.
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  • Praça dos Girassóis is a good place to visit, if you weren't so hot, sitting down to read a book! The people of Palmas is very hospitable, quiet and polite. I like to have the specific name of each tree to learn about the cerrado. That was my experience.
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  • Regarded as one of the largest squares in the world, the Praça dos Girassois impresses with your size and beauty. It is located between the three State powers, especially the Araguaia Palace. Has a small fountain and a beautiful sculpture depicting the movement of 18 of the Fort. Worth the visit.
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