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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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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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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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Bedford , England
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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 .

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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

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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.

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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 

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Brasilia, DF
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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.

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