April is the month of Easter and also the anniversary of the capital of Brazil, Brasília. The anniversary of Brasilia is celebrated every year on the 21st and now the city celebrates its 59th anniversary.
Compared to other cities in Brazil, such as São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, both with more than 400 years, Brasilia is still a very “young city”, which has not even reached 60 years.
Brasília was inaugurated on April 21, in 1960, by the Brazilian President Juscelino Kubitschek, becoming the third capital of Brazil after Salvador, in the state of Bahia and Rio de Janeiro.
Brasília is a city that was planned, designed and built for the purpose of being the seat of the Brazilian government.
A curiosity is that Brasília has a shape similar to an airplane, when viewed from above. The city is one of the most important creations of the architect Oscar Niemeyer, in partnership with the urbanist Lúcio Costa.
For its urban architecture, Brasilia is considered World Heritage by UNESCO.