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Templo da Boa Vontade

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Address: SGAS 915 | Lotes 75/76, Brasilia, Federal District 70390-150, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 61 3114-1070
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Description: The Temple of Good Will (TGW) is an ecumenical monument located in...
The Temple of Good Will (TGW) is an ecumenical monument located in Brazil's capital. It was conceived and built by Jose de Paiva Netto, President of the Legion of Good Will (LBV), who inaugurated it in October 1989. Every year it receives more than one million pilgrims, making it the most visited place in the city, according to official data from the State Secretariat of Tourism of the Federal District (SETUR). Acclaimed by the people as one of the Seven Wonders of Brasilia, the TGW is on the official list of monuments for tourists to visit during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It is part of the Legion of Good Will's Ecumenical Complex, together with the World Parliament of Ecumenical Fraternity, the LBV's ParlaMundi.
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temple with a spiral on the ground floor. you walk the black spiral to the center in a meditative way, in the center you look up to the the crystal on top of the pyramid to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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Monterey, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The temple is a unique new age place to visit where people of all faith come to be healed. There is a huge crystal at the top of the church and you circle around on a path until you get directly under it where you stand and soak up the "energy" while spacey music is playing . It is interesting....... More 

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Southern Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The external appearance of the Templo shows the attempt to imitate the design language of Oscar Niemeyer with no convincing result. The Templo claims tolerance of faith but its tolerance ends at bermuda shorts, which nowhere in Brasil had been a point of discussion for entering churches. (I do not speak about beach wear.) The attitude and appearance of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

temple with a spiral on the ground floor. you walk the black spiral to the center in a meditative way, in the center you look up to the the crystal on top of the pyramid to receive energy and then you walk the white spiral back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We visited for events, at all times, but it seems they have an ongoing religious thing... noticeable for those who like it.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

No big deal, but worth a visit. This semi-religious temple belongs to the Brazilian Good-Will Legion. Many visitors take their shoes off and walk along a spiral design on the floor towards the center of the temple. Located next to the big Brasilia cemetery. Can be easily reached by metro plus a few blocks walk.

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Coimbatore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Quite an interesting setup and as the name suggests, it is a Temple of Goodwill. As you enter you are required to drape a wrap-around if you are in shorts or short skirts. Then, a volunteer will guide you around the place explaining the significance of everything in this place & what their rationale is. They have a collection of... More 

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Rafael F, Public relations at Templo da Boa Vontade, responded to this review

Dear KanchM, we are glad you like the Temple of Good Will. This place is an ecumenical monument, and that is why everyone can feel comfortable to come in. It is really a pity that you didn't have the chance to try the Spiral. But we have good news: we are open everyday, and next time you come to Brazil... More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Quite strange since it mixes influences from Egyptians, Christianity, crystals, energy, and on and on... the architecture is ok and it is fun as an afternoon adventure to walk around the spiral and receive the "diamond energy".

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Brasilia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It is a wonderful place to meditate. On saturdays they have church choir with keyboards. Everyday there is a library, art exibition, sculptures, paintings, and an ancient small egypt museum. You can also do some transcendent ritual with the enormous crystal on the roof of the church. You can park for free and also there is a self service restaurant.... More 

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Greenville, MS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Very interesting to visit. It has quite a mix of cultural influences, and is calming as advertised. The grouping of people considered important to the world was quite interesting. They also had a Brazilian ceramics exhibit there when I visited. I never really figured out what the goal of the place was.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We took the train and walked the few blocks but it was a bit difficult to locate as there are not a lot of signs, just look for the grass with a pyramid just beyond the hospital sector. It was so welcoming we were invited straight in to the temple where you are encouraged to walk the black then white... More 

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