Sixty years ago, Brasilia became Brazil’s capital; AFP

On April 21, 1960, Brazil inaugurated to great fanfare its new capital Brasilia, a futuristic city created out of nothing and boasting many architectural masterpieces. A landmark in the history of town planning, it had sprung up in less than four years on an empty plateau that is often mistaken for desert in Brazil’s central west region.

Source: Sixty years ago, Brasilia became Brazil’s capital

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