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Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant

Address: Avenida Tancredo Neves, 6702, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 45 3529-2892
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Type: Dams, Landmarks
Owner description: This massive hydroelectric dam, the world's largest, supplies 90% of...
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Type: Dams, Landmarks
Owner description: This massive hydroelectric dam, the world's largest, supplies 90% of Paraguay's energy and 25% of Brazil's.
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We took the extended tour which allows you inside the power plant and it was worth the money. Very interesting and good way to spend an extra half-day in Iguasu area if you've already seen both sides of the falls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We almost didn't visit Itaipu because we had already seen plenty of dams in the U.S. The family we were staying with convinced us to visit. The engineering and the foreign relations that went into Itaipu Dam are nothing short of amazing. We did the tour where we went inside the dam - it was worth every penny! There is... More 

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Leca da Palmeira, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I did not get inside the power plant. I did the visit outside and the massive quantity of water is impressive! Is very near of Foz de Iguaçu and you can go by bus!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

if you are in Foz do Iguacu then you should definitely pay a visit to the Itaipu Dam. The sheer size of this engineering feat is truly mindblowing. Do check the schedule before going because tours in English are at fixed times during the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Easy parking and very affordable entrance fee makes it worth a visit while in Foz. If engineering is your thing, what they have achieved here is quite amazing. Tour guide spoke good English and was informative through out the tour.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is extremely huge and na awesome construction. It is not possible to get close to it, but the bus fair including passage in two countries is Worth the trip. price performance very good

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Grants Pass
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wow .. Breath taking ... try to take in the night show .. "Lighting the Dam" as it is quite awesome to see

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

Was visiting here to do work on the dam's systems .. was given a tour of the facility.. the numbers are astounding.. the size really has to been seen to be believed.as does the history of the build.. Staff are very friendly and the food in the area was great.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It's an amazing architectural work of art. I'm an engineer, so visiting the power plant was one of my main goals while in Iguaçú. Seeing the monstruous structures was incredible. If you have time during your visit, I recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is an amazing powerplant and taking the technical guided tour your will be able to see the how works the transformation from water to electric power. Its nice to see two different countries and cultures working together to make light go to two nations and how the powerplant administration care about the nature on their perimeters.

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