I spent a day touring the capital city and visited several monuments and buildings. What is neat about the layout of the city is that it resembles an airplane. Below is a map with the points of interest of Brasilia.
My first stop was the Television tower which is the 3rd largest structure in Brazil. You can actually get on a platform on the tower to get a 360 view of the city. Its free, you just have to wait in line to use the elevator. It kinda resembles the Eiffel tower in a way.
On top you can easily get a view of the National Congress building which are the 2 tall white buildings off in the distance.
and the 2014 World Cup Stadium
Another stop and one of the most visited places at the capital is the Cathedral of Brasilia. The architectural structure is a beautiful creation. The Cathedral is surrounded by a reflection pond with 4 evangelists statues out front: Matthew (Mateus), Mark (Marcos), Luke (Lucas), and John (João).
What is even more amazing is the inside of the Cathedral, when the light shines in, it is very peaceful and beautiful.
Another stop was a visit to the President of Brazil’s place of work called Palacio do Planalto. This would be the US equivalent to the White House. There is not a gate surrounding it but there is a small moat with koi fish which you have to stay behind.
The building is also protected by the Presidential Guard Battalion and the Independence Dragoons which one is pictured below. He was roped off so tourists wouldn’t get too close which makes it pretty inefficient if he was to actually try and stop someone from running across the grass.
Another place I took a picture of but didn’t go inside was the Temple of Goodwill which is in the shape of a pyramid
There are more places you can visit in Brasilia but I think you can manage to see them all in a day.
I also recommend seeing Itiquira Falls which is about a 2 hour drive from Brasila. Here is a post about my visit.