Prepare your trip to Goiânia

Discover the city of Goiânia

Located in the state of Goiás, on the vast plateau of Central-Western Brazil, one of the least touristic regions in the country, the city of Goiânia offers extraordinary sunsets and unique hilly landscapes. This ecoregion is one of the most beautiful in Brazil, in particular thanks to the cerrado, which benefits from the sub-tropical climate. This savannah vegetation offers sumptuous landscapes to the tourists who venture there. The city of Goiânia itself is one of Brazil's 7 best cities to live in. Its 1 181 438 inhabitants appreciate its calm way of life and its 739.5 km², as do visitors, enchanted by the city's charms.

Founded in 1933, Goiânia became the state capital in 1937. The metropolitan region is home to more than 2 million inhabitants, making it the second largest city in the Central-Western region, after Brasilia, the federal capital of Brazil. Together they make up the Goiânia-Brasília axis, whose 6 million inhabitants make it one of the most densely populated areas of the country.

What to do when you reach Goiânia.

There's no shortage of things to do in Goiânia. This former colonial city offers all the attractions that tourists expect of a city. Culture lovers will enjoy visiting the museums, discovering the theatre and the cultural centres, as well as wandering down the streets of traditional houses. Among the principal sights in Goiânia, we can mention:
  • the sumptuous Palácio das Esmeraldas,
  • the Torre do Relógio,
  • the Goiânia Theatre
  • the many museums, such as the Museu Estadual Professor Zoroastro Artiaga, the Museu Antropológico da Universidade Federal de Goiás or the Teixeira de Arte Contemporânea,
  • and the art galleries: Galeria Frei Confaloni, Galeria de Arte Primitivista - Sebastião dos Reis
If you prefer the open air, enjoy the pretty streets and the Vaca Brava park for a well-earned rest between museums. Goiânia offers several green spaces and parks where you can enjoy the sunshine. About 30% of the city is covered in trees. Don't leave Goiânia without visiting the central market to buy spices, white rum, a hammock or other local souvenirs. As regards cuisine, enjoy a feijoada, the national dish (made from beans, naturally) or a cuscus, a delicious cake made from cornflour.

Useful information before you take off for Goiânia

Fly with Air France to Goiânia from London thanks to the many flights offered by our company. Book your London - Goiânia flight in a few clicks on our web site. You can also book your car or your hotel at the same time.
The time difference between London and Goiânia is 4 hours in summer and 2 hours in winter: for example, when it is noon in London, it is it is 8 AM in Goiânia. As everywhere in Brazil, the language is Portuguese and the currency is the real. It is best to visit during the dry season from June to October. The rest of the year, you will find it hard to avoid the rain.
Although it is not obligatory, we strongly recommend a vaccination against yellow fever and to make sure that your other vaccinations are up to date. If you plan to visit outside the city, you should also be vaccinated against typhoid fever and hepatitis A. A visa is not required for a visit to Brazil of less than three months. On your entry to Brazil, the authorities will issue you with a cartão de entrada/saída which you must keep until your departure.

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