- How did Brasilia come to life?
The first documented idea of transferring the capital from Rio de Janeiro to the interior of Brazil dates back to the 18th century and in 1891, the change of the country’s capital was included in the Constitution. It is only many years later that, inspired by an image of industrial progress, the newly elected Brazilian President Juscelino Kubitschek finally began implementing the project of creating a new capital for Brazil. During his election campaign, Kubitschek had promised fifty years of progress in the span of his five-year term (1955-1960). Discover more about the history of the conception and construction of the city of Brasilia here.