Torre de Televisão
From the Memorial dos Povos Indígenas, you’ll need to grab a bus or taxi down the Eixo Monumental to get to the Torre de Televisão (Eixo Monumental, tel. 61/3323-7944, 9 a.m.–noon and 2–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat.–Sun., free). From the viewing deck, a third of the way up Lúcio Costa’s 224-meter (735 feet) television tower, you’re treated to incredible 360-degree views of the city, which are particularly bewitching around sunset.
On the main floor, a small crafts market, open from Thursday to Sunday, is a good place to pick up regional handicrafts.
© Michael Sommers from Moon Brazil, 2nd Edition