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Address: Praca dos Tres Poderes | Palácio do Congresso Nacional, Brasilia, Federal District 70090-000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 61 3303 4671
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Brazilian Parliament

Another work with the signature of Oscar Niemeyer! A beautiful place to visit! The Brazilian Parliament´s building is modern and congregate almost 30,000 people working in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another work with the signature of Oscar Niemeyer! A beautiful place to visit! The Brazilian Parliament´s building is modern and congregate almost 30,000 people working in the same place. Very nice!

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting tour around the building, which looks very different from the outside but actually not that good from the inside. No comparison with European parliament buildings! No tours available in English the day we were there, but we got detailed written information to follow round with our guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Icon of Brasilia. Open to the public in almost every corner. See the furniture by Niemeyer, the beautiful gardens by Marx. Watch the parlement debating.

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DeLand, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is one of the best places to visit in Brasilia, DF. There are lots of history inside of the buildings. There are tourist guided that knows english, spanish and portuguese. Also, you can have FOR FREE postal cards from there. AND YOU CAN POST IT FOR FREE! The only problem is: the entrance is mainly for cars. A lilttle... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Couldn't visit bc i was wearing bermudas and it was not a weekend. Come on it's summer and we're in Brazil...

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Sevran, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The masterpiece of Oscar Niemeyer….. A place not to be missed while in Brasilia or even while in Brazil. Very interesting visit of the parliament with guided tours.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We really appreciated the visit and the postcards given. The architecture of the building is wonderful. We loved it .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Don't let your lack of Portuguese/Brazilian stop you from joining a tour. Guides will ensure you are informed as they tour you through the buildings, offices and chambers of the Brazilian government.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I just visited the outside of the building but like the surroundings and buildings a lot, typical Oscar Niemeyer architecture

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

We passed by on our walk. For the most part the whole park / political office and buildings are very old looking. Needs to be updated and better maintained

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