We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Praca Dos Tres Poderes, Palacio Do Congresso Nacional, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
Phone Number: 61 3303-4671
Website
Today
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,905 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 863
    Excellent
  • 825
    Very good
  • 178
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Most recent review
Something just wasn't right here.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
JohnnyBoyTraveller
,
Adelaide, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

1,905 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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 :-/

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brasilia, DF
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bedford , England
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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 .

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is Brasília, and this is its image, the first to come to mind. Everybody knows it by know. Yet, being there, you can feel how unique a piece of work it is.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mundo
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's one of the most important places to visit in Brasilia. Its archictecture is very interesting - a historical building that you can appreciate for free (they have free tours each 30 minutes, including weekends and hollydays). You can book a tour (also group ones) in English, sometimes in Spanish and also in French in certain periods of the week... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brasilia, DF
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Since Brasilia is the capital of Brazil, when you're there you really must do the guided tour of the National Congress. It is a free tour and it's very interesting. You'll learn about politics as well as visit one of Oscar Niemeyer architecture masterpieces.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zürich
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

From the outside the modern building housing both chambers of the Brazilian republic is an architectural masterpiece. Inside you find stylish rooms with furniture from the leading interior designers of the 50ties. If you manage to get a guided tour (for free, well educated tour guides with lots of background), you can even look into both parliament halls and maybe... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you are Brazilian you see this building day in, day out on thr news. Seen it in person gives you a better grasp of Niemeyer's grandiose

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Congresso Nacional also viewed

 

Been to Congresso Nacional? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Congresso Nacional staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?