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“Very good for walks, not so good for roller skating...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Parque da Cidade (Sarah Kubitschek)

Parque da Cidade (Sarah Kubitschek)
Ranked #6 of 210 things to do in Brasilia
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Brasilia, DF
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very good for walks, not so good for roller skating...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2012

This is one of largest parks I have notice of - considered by city government as largest of its kind in Latin America. Do not expect incredible tree coverage - Brasilia's original vegetation is savannah-like, so many of the trees actually planted aren't native. But if you're looking for a place for a nice, long walk with a friend or family member, this is perfect.

There are challenges which the government announced it's working on - for example, bathrooms and children's playgrounds which are definitely not well kept. And a wave pool that is totally abandoned. And tennis grounds which, as far as I could see not too long ago, seem to be unplayable. Despite all these, I must commend the layout, the central location, the very nice, large children's playground which was part of my childhood and that of my daughter, too. There even is actually quite a nice amusement park - though I haven't been in a while except as guest to a birthday party, so I didn't have to pay for my daughter to play on toys. Seems prices are a bit too high, but it seems they usually are for amusement parks.

Last, but not least, my personal pet peeve: if you want to go roller skating/roller blading you cannot go easily around the whole park - the pavement is totally uneven in some areas, while in others it's quite nice. Disappointing!

And yet, you must absolutely take a walk at least once, if you're in Brasília for any more than 1 day.

Visited March 2012
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“Very central and great for sports”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

Easy to visit and amazing to go cycling. You can easily spend the day if you go by car, because then you can to one of the restaurants on the borders of the park.

Visited June 2011
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Brasilia, DF
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“Not worth it unless you live here”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Parque da Cidade is difficult to get into if you're on foot or biking, which kind of misses the point of a park. There are wide paved roads with no shade, so walking is tough on your knees and can be very hot. There is a run down amusement park at one entrance and some vendors selling coconut water, drinks, and snacks along the way. There is at least one lake, but swimming is prohibited. If you're a tourist, definitely skip this If you live in Brasilia, it might be nice for a bike ride or picnic.

Visited February 2012
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“Well Patronized Functional Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

The Parque de Cidade is located near the Western end of the southern hotel zone, convenient to most visitors. There is a walking-jogging-biking-skating path with varying lengths (the maximum is 10 kilometers) that is heavily used by Brasilia residents on weekends. If you're looking for a place to walk, jog, or skate, this is for you.

Visited January 2012
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