Project Description


From utopia to reality

Brasilia has today (along with the other Regions Adm. DF) two and half million population and is known worldwide for having applied the principles established in the Athens letter of 1933 and which have brought the urban thinking of the 1950s. In this architecture tour in Brasilia you will discover the amazing art, design and architecture this city has to offer.

Its construction began in 1956, based on the urban project of the architect and urbanist Lucio Costa, known as “Plano Piloto”. The layout of the city resembles the shape of an airplane, with a main body and two side wings with superblocks (superquadras). It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987, being the only city built in the 20th century that has received this honor. The main architectural works of the city have been developed by the internationally known architect Oscar Niemeyer, and are the most iconic of modern Brazilian architecture.

With a guide-architect from Artchitectours, you will be able to enjoy this magnificent city, so representative for Brazilian’s Architecture and Urbanism. This experience will, therefore, go far beyond a simple trip, explanations of each building will be held on urban planning, landscaping and the artwork included in the itinerary. Don’t miss the opportunity to live this experience to discover the architecture of Brasilia with one of our tours.

Comments from our clients


Thank you very much for the great images! I can use them for my presentation to the office. I also intend to write a report on our website but that will take some time as I will have to make up for the worktime I “lost” om my trip.

The day after our excursion i rented a car and went to the University as you advised and I think iT was great! I also saw the cultural centre near the bridge (from a Bank?), severel Quadras in the north, went over the bridge, saw Some cul the sac Housing on the other side of the bridge, tried to swim near some clubs near the other bridge, went back to the quadra you showed me, tried to get in the theater but this was closed,  went up tv tower and to a fair behind it. A busy day.

Thank for your your nice tour and great company,

All the best.

Architecture studio from Netherlands


Hi Fernanda

Everything worked out fine.

The tour was excellent thank you and Gabriel was first class.

He gave us a lovely mixture of architecture, planning, politics and everyday living.

We could not have wished for a better guide.

Thanks very much for arranging it.

We have just arrived in Rio to continue our holiday.


Barbara and Roger

Architects Barbara and Roger



por fin estoy de vuelta a la vida cotidiana de Nueva York. El viaje se me alargo un poco debido a la tormenta de nieve, y cancelaron mi vuelo de Atlanta a Nueva York, por lo cual acabe en Florida por dos dias antes de regresar.

Queria darte mil gracias no solo por organizar mi primera mañana con Lucas, sino también por ocuparte de hacerme todas las reservas a los distintos edificios governamentales. Brasilia no me ha decepcionado, ha sido un viaje estupendo!

Lucas fue un guia genial, muy dinámico y atento y con muy buena información no solo sobre la arquitectura, sino también de otras cosas que hacer en la ciudad. Tras el tour, me mando por email una buena lista con sus recomendaciones, basadas en las conversaciones que habíamos tenido.

Queria comentarte que antes de vistar Brasilia, estuve unos días en Buenos Aires, donde he viajado con bastante frecuencia. Tengo una amiga allí que es arquitecta y también bailarina de tango. No se si hacéis tours en Buenos Aires, pero pensé que a lo mejor te podría interesar conocerla en caso de que necesites guías allí. Dímelo, y estaré encantada de presentaros via email.

Una vez mas queria agradecerte toda tu ayuda que me ha hecho sentir totalmente integrada en Brasilia.





Everything went very well. We went on Thursday for the Itamaraty tour which was great. The interior is spectacular. I’m glad that we didnt miss seeing that.
Lucas was a wonderful guide on Friday. He had a unique perspective since he lived in one of the supercuadras as a child. His English is excellent. We had a great time.
Thank you.

Arch. USA


Hi Fernanda,

It was a great tour- we learned a lot and saw a great deal. Lucas was a good guide and spoke very good English.

Many thanks,




Hi Fernanda

I thought the tour was great! I learned a loooot and Lukas was very nice. He showed me around the most important parts of the city and also adjusted the tour to my needs in terms of the topics discussed.

As a feedback, I would suggest that he brings water for the guests in the summer because it gets crazy hot and sunny and there aren’t many places where to shop. Also, I think he needs to take people’s physical abilities more into account- this is no criticism just an observation. We were standing and walking in the open sun (35degrees) for maybe 3.5hours. I know that Brasilia’s centre is simply build like this, but I think he can find ways to make it more convenient for the guests.

Maybe you’d also like to consider to offer this tour as an AirBnB experience so that people like myself can pair up more easily with other travelers to keep the costs for the guests a bit little lower.

Again, this is by no mean criticism just some suggestions for the future.

I really enjoyed and I am happy that I did the tour!