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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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A Interesting Building

Our tour of Brasilia was given to us by our Step-Grandson. He took us by the building, which is very modern and looks like an upright bowl at one end and a turned over bowl at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Our tour of Brasilia was given to us by our Step-Grandson. He took us by the building, which is very modern and looks like an upright bowl at one end and a turned over bowl at the other end, each end being the meeting place of the two houses of government.

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Fresno, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

If you're an architecture buff or really in to Niemeyer, then you will really get off on this whole area of Brazil's lovely Capitol. Aside from that, the average person can get some really great photos for the album but not much else in the way of excitement in this part of town.

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Paris
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 609 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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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Additional Information about Congresso Nacional

Address: Address: Praca Dos Tres Poderes, Palacio Do Congresso Nacional, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
Phone Number: 61 3303-4671
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  Federal District (DF)  >  Brasilia
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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