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Templo da Boa Vontade

Sgas 915 | Lotes 75/76, Brasilia, Federal District 70390-150, Brazil
+55 61 3114-1070
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Ranked #6 of 113 Attractions in Brasilia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
54 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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43 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

The temple exudes a vibe of good will and spirituality. All faiths and beliefs are respected and welcomed. Inside the temple which is below a seven sided pyramid like structure that holds a giant 21kg pure crystal, you can walk a spiral path of granite and reflect on your life. The temple is located a bit further away from the... More

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Brasilia, DF
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The picture is wrong. The picture shown when I wrote the review is of the Cathedral (also worth visiting). At the Legião Temple they show the works of the founder of the Legião da Boa Vontade and a bit of their work on charity programs. Next to the temple there is a library and an auditorium. In the temple There... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

This is a place that people say is for meditation but actually you are not that encouraged to spend a long time there, since you have to walk the path that leads to the crystal and move on.

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207 reviews 207 reviews
91 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Anybody interested in triangular coned buildings should have a look at this (it is located at the rear of the main private hospital center at the south end of W3, and a stone´s throw from the huge city cemetery. Plenty of informatiion about the founder of this religious 'sect' at the main entrance. Slightly weird, etherial atmosphere on the inside,... More

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