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About Goiânia

Goiânia is a Brazilian city, capital of Goias state belongs to the Greater Region Center Microregion of Goiás and Goiânia, lying 209 km from Brasilia, the national capital. With an area of ​​approximately 739km ², geography has a continuous, with few hills and lowlands, with flat land in most of its territory, especially the Middle River Bridge.

Located in the center of her condition, was designed and built to be the political and administrative capital of Goias under the influence of March to the West, the Vargas government policy developed to accelerate the development and encourage the occupation of the Brazilian Center-West.

Suffered a rapid population growth since the 1960s, reaching one million inhabitants about sixty years after its founding. Since its inception, its architecture influenced the Art Deco, which defined the face of the first buildings of the city.

Hundreds of flower color and fragrance spread throughout the city. Forests, parks and gardens fill spaces between large and small streets, avenues, making Goiânia is the ranking of the best Brazilian cities for quality of life.

The capital of Goiás is modern. Perhaps this is why the cultural turmoil is so intense. Cinemas, art galleries, forests, universities, parks and museums are part of a dynamic routine, which immediately affects the daily lives of visitors.

Who comes here never ceases to meet the Monument to the Three Races, symbol of the city, the Plaza Dr. Pedro Ludovico Teixeira Center. By design it in 1968, the artist Neusa Moraes symbolized the blending of three races: white, black and Indian, in the blood of the people of Goiás.

Have the religious part of the city also turned into a bustling tourist spot. Panels of the Cross, the Highway of the Pilgrims, impressed by the grandeur. There are 16 kilometers long, like a giant art gallery open, the world´s largest. There are 14 panels ten feet wide by four tall by artist Omar Souto, depicting the key moments of Christ´s passion. He has spent 105 days on site to get all the painted panels.

After a bath culture, how about a bath store? Goiânia has enormous shopping malls to suit all tastes, as the flamboyant, the Goiânia Shopping, Shopping and Boungainville Buriti Shopping. But if you prefer to shop outdoors to enjoy the bucolic setting, the fairs are unmissable.

To buy clothes, mystical products, crafts, pastries, and savory dishes, learn about the Fair Moon, who works on Saturdays in Tamandaré Square, in Sector West. Hundreds of exhibitors that match the colors of canvas tents with the products they sell. Here is the preserve of young people who spend and play late.

In Goiânia, the ride is the traditional Sunday Hippie Fair, located in a historic point of the city, the old train station, overlooking the Maria Smoke. Savoring a sugar cane juice, you can buy handicrafts, footwear, ethnic foods and products imported by the thousands of scattered booths.

Another well-known fair in the city is the Cora Coralina, named after one of the most talented poets and confectioners of the state. The show, as might be expected, specializes in traditional delicacies and is in Recreation Street.

Besides the scent of flowers, Goiânia visitors safe by smell coming out of the pan. The cuisine of the region is of Indian origin with the blend of culinary influences from São Paulo and Minas Gerais. This mixture has an unforgettable flavor. Baked fish tile, galinhada, corned beef and vegetables, baked ham with buttered crumbs, pururuca pig, chicken pequi, pie Goias, which takes chicken, pork, guariroba, sausage and cheese.

Also, still has fritters, curau, sweet fruit peel, candied fruit, cheese biscuits and more. The delights can be savored at fairs throughout the city and also the many restaurants.


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