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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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I thought it was a very interesting visit. I was allowed to go inside the building. Very interesting experience indeed

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought it was a very interesting visit. I was allowed to go inside the building. Very interesting experience indeed

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

People do not visit Brasilia thinking it is only the capital but it a huge city well planned and clean with some nice things to see. The seat of government is here and you can see it all in a day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

A very interesting building, again in a very modern style of architecture. The whole building is surrouded by a lovely water garden.

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Grenoble, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I arrived in the morning with no booking and was surprised to discover that I (a non-Brazilian) could get a free tour of the whole congress! We visited the floor of both legislative chambers, and some cabinet offices. The tour was fun and insightful. They would (unfortunately) never allow this in my native UK parliament!

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Two slabs, one cupola and one inverted cupola make a very graphic icon and symbol of Brazil. Many people have seen images of it but only a visit to the real thing can give you an appreciation of its monumental size and of the subtle details of its setting. Must see! The inside is somewhat interesting...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

One of the great buildings in Brasilia, probably the most interesting in terms of its architecture. The whole city os a must see if you ever visit Brazil.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Finally I´ve got the opportunity to visit this place. From the outside it looks very big, but inside it is much smaller. Has security and at entering everybody gets a card, which divides the visitors in groups and a postcard, which can be mailed free of charge when posted at Congresso Nacional. So the next time be advised to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Few know, but there is a guided tour through the National Congress, and a very good one. Poucos sabem, mas existe uma tour guiada pelo Congresso Nacional, e é muito boa.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The place must be know for all Brazilian Citizens, the architecture of buildings caracterize that time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is one of my favorite buildings in the world due to its absolute uniqueness. It truly looks like a spaceship. I love taking photos of it from the reflecting pools. A "must visit" for anyone visiting Brasilia!

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