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Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant

Avenida Tancredo Neves, 6702, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana, Brazil
+55 45 3529-2892
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Type: Dams
Description: This massive hydroelectric dam, the world's largest, supplies 90% of Paraguay's energy and 25% of Brazil's.
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had the chance to have an English tour in the power station. We strongly advise to have the complete "sepciale" tour in order to see the whole operation' system. We could then visit the cathedral (reinforcement wall of the dam), the control room and the shaft and bearing of the linkage between the rotor and the turbine. it takes... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A real eye-opener and amazing technological feat. Very, very informative with guides speaking many languages. A must-see!

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Glen Waverley
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50 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We took the special tour. Our tour beginning at 3:30 had poor visibility due to light rain and reducing late afternoon sunlight. No water could be seen going over the spillway. Could not see anything but water from the top of the dam. The rest of the tour was more interesting. The inside of the dam was impressive. The volumes... More

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Panama City, Panama
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The size was overwhelming. We took the special tour and really enjoyed every minute of it, seeing the great hall with all the turbines and the huge pipes leading the water in from the reservoir are beyond imagination. When in Iguazu, don't miss it!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was an great experience, not just the human engineering, but the ecological element of this amazing project

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Hurst, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

its amazing how big this place is ,the video showed first gives lots of info and is explained very well.

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whangarei
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Something went wrong with our booking and we could only do the video show and the bus tour outside the dam. We were assured the video show would have English sub-titles - it didn't but we managed to understand bits of it. The bus tour was very comfortable and efficient, so unlike the real buses on the streets. The commentators... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Itaipu Dam is impressive no doubt. One of the largest in the world. If you have an extra half day in Foz after visiting the falls (of course) then seriously consider a trip out to the ITAIPU dam. This mechanical wonder (literally) is barely 20 mins from town and has an excellent visitors center.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Itaipu Dam is impressive no doubt. One of the largest in the world. We did the 'special tour' which includes a 20-30 minute video, a tour inside the dam, and a panoramic tour. The video was great and very informative. The tour inside the dam was neat although it seemed very short. The panoramic views were the best part... More

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Beaumaris, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were only able to do the outside of the dam as the other trips were booked up. It's an hourish tour, but to be honest, it was pretty rubbish. The dam Doesn't look at all impressive, it's only when you look at it from the Paraguay side that you can appreciate it's size. The trouble with that is you... More

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