News “Where the Car is King”
Born at a time when fuel was cheap and plentiful, Brasilia is a city where the car is king and pedestrians regularly have to cross six-lane highways. Monumental avenues spin off into seamless slipways shaped like four-leaf clover, deeming traffic lights unnecessary. My car didn’t stop once on the journey from airport to hotel. Even the cathedral has a drive-in entrance. In the Palácio do Itamaraty, built in 1962 for Brazil’s Foreign Ministry, there is an exclusive internal ramp that allows top brass to motor right up to offices on the upper floor.
Via City Comforts.