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Congresso Nacional

Praca dos Tres Poderes, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
61 3303-4671
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Ranked #14 of 131 attractions in Brasilia
Type: Government Buildings
Description: Once exiled Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer designed this government building, which houses the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

very large and extensive, the buildings has a great touch of modern architecture.... but i suffered with the traffic.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The free tour of the Brazilian Congress is very well done and takes visitors through both chambers and several common areas of the congress building. Wear long pants as shorts are not permitted on most days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I took the guided visit to the Congresso Nacional in September 2013 with friends. I personally found it very interesting, you know, seeing things you normally only see in the TV and realize they are (or aren't) the way you thought they were. My only complaining is that our guide would talk so fast and then keep on going with... More

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Brasilia, Brazil
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I recommend visit the Congresso Nacional. Near this build there are many others places that is very nice to visit like Palacio do Planalto, etc

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Not only the place where the big decisions are made in Brasil, Congresso Nacional is also Brasilia's most famous post card. It shows the geniality of the architect Oscar Niemeyer. Nice place to take photos and to contemplate. If you are interested at knowing a bit more about Brasilian Congress, you can visit the palace in a free guided tour.

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Madrid, Spain
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Brasilia has little to offer for visitors. Spend two days in Brasilia, and you will struggle thinking what to visit next. National Congress may be an option. Not particularly impressive, not bad either. Take a look at the huge number of staff doing nothing: you will have an idea of Brazilian public sector work pace.

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Brasilia, DF
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Brasilia´s architecture is unique. It was a city planned to be the capital and it started being built back in 1958 at the esplanade center location. Further down after the ministries buildings in both sides you will see the National Congress which is near to Itamaraty - Brazilian MFA on one side and the President´s working palace on the other.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Being a U.S. citizen and knowing first hand how hard it is to get into the U.S. Capitol, it was amazing to stroll into the seat of the Brazilian national government late one afternoon. No line and we passed only a metal detector and then were able to stroll around the interior waiting for a tour, which unfortunately for us... More

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Buenos Aires
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We had an english speaking tour of the halls which was late in the afternoon but was worthwhile as the sunset shots were great and the reflection of the towers in the pond at the back of the building are also worthwhile. The free tour takes you into the public viewing area of each Chamber, the different coloured areas the... More

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Addison, Texas
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32 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

No, it's the Brazilian congress. Interesting. I missed the tour which is given only at certain times during the week, but walking around the plaza was enough to get the aura.

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