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Congresso Nacional

Praca Dos Tres Poderes, Palacio Do Congresso Nacional, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
61 3303-4671
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Ranked #17 of 135 Attractions in Brasilia
Type: Government Buildings
Description: Once exiled Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer designed this government building, which houses the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.
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Brasilia, DF
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

One of the main attractions in Brasilia. Incredible architecture and amazing atmosphere with Itamary Palace and Praca dos Tres Poderes nearby makes it all worth it

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Lima, Peru
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91 reviews 91 reviews
72 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I don't really know anyone who said "I like the way the politicians work in my country", I don't think I travelled to a lot of countries, but I did travel some and I never heard that. Besides that, the place is nice so you can take nice pictures

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Not only a lovely sighting building. At the top of the administrative building is a senac restaurant with a great view of the city.

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Los Angeles, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
54 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The tour is only in portuguese and explains how the government works but not so much on the architecture of the building .. inside you feel you are in an average government building..

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Fortaleza, CE
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Brasilia is all about architecture and the National Congress is one of the most imponent building of Brasilia. Go there while visiting the entire monumental strip. Sometimes it is opened to the public and you can visit inside.

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los angeles
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

If you love modern architecture, especially from the 1960s, Brasilia is a pilgrimage you need to make. I am truly glad I did.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Where all the corruption happens in Brazil although is a beautiful building and is a must if you go to Brasilia.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

very large and extensive, the buildings has a great touch of modern architecture.... but i suffered with the traffic.

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Florida City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The free tour of the Brazilian Congress is very well done and takes visitors through both chambers and several common areas of the congress building. Wear long pants as shorts are not permitted on most days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I took the guided visit to the Congresso Nacional in September 2013 with friends. I personally found it very interesting, you know, seeing things you normally only see in the TV and realize they are (or aren't) the way you thought they were. My only complaining is that our guide would talk so fast and then keep on going with... More

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