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Address: Praca Dos Tres Poderes, Palacio Do Congresso Nacional, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
Phone Number: 61 3303-4671
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Description: Once exiled Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer designed this government...
Once exiled Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer designed this government building, which houses the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.
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old but lovely buildings

The city and its government buildings have been designed in the 60s by Oscar Niemeyer. I still find the design very modern, creative and beautiful, despite the age. I didn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The city and its government buildings have been designed in the 60s by Oscar Niemeyer. I still find the design very modern, creative and beautiful, despite the age. I didn't have a chance to visit the inside of these buildings. I just drove around the entire area with a taxi.

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Florianopolis, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Built for the best and reputed architect Oscar Niemeyer,not just the Congress but also all the buidings around show us what is planning and architecture, it is an answer to all questions about how to created and build a city.

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Curitiba, PR
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

In fact, very good guide, explaining all details and history of the camara dos deputados and senado. We really appreciated it!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Loved walking around Brasília's "airplane body". A lot of beautiful architecture. You can see the national congress from all sites here and it is very majestic and interesting to admire. In the sunset, it is the best time to walk around this area, a plus is when the building is lit up which usually is right after sunset.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is unescapable. First, because it is located right in the middle of the Monumental axis next to the Square of the Three Powers. This is the emblematic conception of the Brazilian Parliament: the upper chamber and the lower chamber. One with an open dome and the other with closed dome representing both sides of the political power globe, both... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The one cup up and the one cup down thing is supposed to represent the government - one is listening to the people and creating the policies - the other is delivering them down. What I thought was frustrating was while the rest of the avenue is asymmetric this building isn't; the cups aren't equally spaced or equally sized :-/

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The only thing worthy to see is the architectural form. Apart from that, is the local where de corruption and all the politics dirty things are done. Shame on you.

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Brasilia, DF
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Local landmark, the Brasilia postcard par excellence. Just take a picture, tick the box and move. Don't bother visiting the inside.

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Bedford , England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The main thing that jumps out at you about this place is the Brasilian flag ! It is enormous . I love Brasil it is one of those places you have to visit in your life .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

You would not find your trip to Brasilia complete without a visit here... it is a main land mark both architecturally and the head chamber of the Brazilian political system

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