The capital of Brazil is a planned city and a UNESCO Heritage Site. Designed in the shape of a large bird or airplane, its residential areas are located in the shape of its wings. The city is also well-known for its cathedral which features six columns. The columns represent two hands reaching up to heaven. An artificial lake is the centre of recreation in the city and offers many options for leisure activities. The Three Powers Square is worth visiting as is the Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial which is a dedication and burial site to the president. Public works of art are well represented in the city, and include art by Brazilian artists Burle Marx, famous for his landscape design, Athos Bulcão who creates geometric tile panels, Oscar Niemeyer's buildings and sculptures and the sculpture work of Ceschiatti and Bruno Giorgio. These are viewable for free on the streets.
Basketball, jogging and wakeboarding are popular sporting activities in the area. Between January and June Brasilia's home team plays in the national league. Locals spend a lot of time jogging and this is by far the city's most popular sporting and recreational activity. For retail therapy, travellers can spend the day at Setor de Diversões, imports market and FNAC for records and books. Food served at local restaurants includes dishes from the Brazilian states and international styles. Brazilian, Mexican and French cuisine are all well-represented here.