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Great tour, fine art through out

Luxury from top to bottom. Watch the stairs as there isn't a handrail. Lots of modern art works... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2017
Melbourne, Australia
Another wonderful Niemeyer building to check out...love the waterfalls

Not all Niemeyer buildings are created equal, as you learn when touring Brasilia. This one... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2016
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Nov 5, 2017
“Great tour, fine art through out”
Dec 6, 2016
“Another wonderful Niemeyer building to check out...love the waterfalls ”
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

Luxury from top to bottom. Watch the stairs as there isn't a handrail. Lots of modern art works make the tour enjoyable.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Selrahc49
Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed September 7, 2016

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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Timothy I
Reviewed February 26, 2016

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.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Joop V
Reviewed January 14, 2016

Interesting building from the outside only - there were no tours of the inside. The front of the building has around seven waterfalls that fall into a lake.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank JandP_Cotswolds
Reviewed December 6, 2015

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.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Ken H
Reviewed July 30, 2013

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

Date of experience: July 2013
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

The water features flowing from this building make it beautiful to behold. Restores one's faith that justice can flow like water, even in Brazil!

Date of experience: July 2012
Thank twintx
Reviewed December 7, 2012

It's another interesting building with a set of waterfalls running out from the building and into the water surrounding the building. Very nice design so interesting to have a look at.

Date of experience: May 2012
Thank Kalmaro
Reviewed February 13, 2012

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

Thank John P
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