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Address: Praca Dos Tres Poderes, Palacio Do Congresso Nacional, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
Phone Number: 556133034671
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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Interesting guided tour. Boa tour guiada.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Belem, PA
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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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New York City, New York
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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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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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, France
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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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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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