With an area of approximately 570,000 sq m (6.1354 sq ft), Praca Dos Girassois is the second largest public square in the world, only surpassed by the Merdeka Square in Jakarta, Indonesia. Due to its immense size, it is even larger than the Tiananmen Square in Beijing and the Red Square in Moscow. It is considered as the administrative center of the state of Tocantins, since all three branches of the state (executive, legislative, and judicial) are located on it. Besides these governmental buildings, the huge square is also home to Memorial Luis Carlos Prestes, Monument of the Fort 18, and Metropolitan Cathedral of Palms. Other attractions also include a sundial, a playground, food court open during the night, fountains, and gardens to highlight the history and culture of the city. Arrange your visit to Praca Dos Girassois and discover more family-friendly attractions in Palmas using our Palmas trip app.
Praca Dos Girassois Reviews
Really Nice Memorial, really interesting sculptures and the detail of each allows you to imagine the scene. Very Nice more »
It's really beautiful and enormous! Nice to walk by it, but in the night I wouldn't recommend getting to much into de plaza itself. It is a little dark in the night. But there are always people... more »
A quaint park to walk around which also houses the central government building. The palace stands at the very center of Palmas, but also all of Brazil.
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