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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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Blythburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We did the 'special' tour of Itapu that included access to interior areas of the plant like the turbine hall and the control room gallery. At this point I may have to admit to being on a nerdy busman's holiday (as during my day job I'm a tour guide at Sizewell B nuclear power station). The tour was fantastic though.... More

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Hermosillo, Mexico
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28 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We had a very good and complete explanation about how the power plant works and how it was built. And admire the most important of its kind in the whole world, just amazing. It provides power to 25% of Brazil !

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Curitiba, PR
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41 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

There are three different tours into the ITAIPU hydroelectric power plant. We chose one which allowed us to enter into the buildings where we could see the engines and devices involved on producing electricity from water. It was a very interesting tour. This is an unique opportunity of seeing a great engineering piece of art!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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46 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a essentially a bus trip with a few stops to walk around on your own. The size of the dam is amazing! We were truly blown away. The bus also takes you across the Brazil boarder into Paraguy (but you'll not need your passport - so no stamps either). If you have the time and you are on... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you have never seen how they turn raw natural power from a river into electricity to light your home, this is a great chance to do so. This place is huge and well worth the stop when in the area.

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Los Angeles, California
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26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This plant provides power to Paraguay and Brazil; was a huge undertaking. They have a good film at the beginning of the tour, and then a bilingual tour guide on the bus who explains what you see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you are a student or just curious, youmust see the Itaipu! They have more than one kind of visit, but all of them are really nice.!

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Trinidad
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited this site but was unable to view the the Turbines Hall. From the outside this gigantic structure tells you a story on the immense engineering that went into this Power plant to provide Hydroelectric to two nations. Its worth the visit.

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Fortaleza, CE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you are an engineer this is a place to go. Take the visit with the option to see inside the hydroeletrical plant. Very nice to see how huge this place can be. Amazing.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I took the Special Tour after reading other ratings and recommendations on Trip Advisor. From what I can gather, it appears that this is the way to go if you have a few hours to devote to it. The Panoramic Tour appears to provide some good views as well, but does not include going inside the dam. I believe that... More

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