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Not all Niemeyer buildings are created equal, as you learn when touring Brasilia. This one though, one of the original foundation buildings he designed during the first phase of construction, is worthy of a tour or walk around. Love the suspended concrete waterfalls and the...More
As part of your tour of the Esplanade of the Ministries you naturally pass in front of the Palace of Justice which looks out over the Congress. It is a good example of modern architecture built in the 1960s. If is is open to viewing...More
This wonderful design from Oscar Niemeyer is probably one of his best. The waterfalls coming out of the building feeding the ponds surrounding the building, are really amazing to see. It is close to the Conference Centre, so you can't and shouldn't miss it.
Although I was unable to tour inside the building, this wonderful structure has the most amazing fountains and aquatic gardens surrounding it. Close all the government buildings and museums and cathedral. Well worth the visit.
While looking at other, better known federal buildings by famous architect Oscar Niemeyer, we decided to take a quick look at the Palace of Justice (Ministério da Justiça). We had read that the fountains outside had been turned off because the water fountains were breeding...More
This is the office of the Justice Minister and his staff. Impressive spouts of water streaming down the front of the building (designed by the ubiquitous Niemeyer), which could do with a steam-clean someday. Nothing of special interest for visitors inside. Take your photo and...More