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Congresso Nacional

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Address: Praca dos Tres Poderes | Palácio do Congresso Nacional, Brasilia, Federal District 70090-000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 61 3303 4671
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Once exiled Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer designed this government...

Once exiled Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer designed this government building, which houses the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.

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Stunning...the perfect centre point of architecture and power for Brasilia

There is something special about this complex that you don't see in other buildings that Oscar Niemeyer designed in Brasilia ( over 100 buildings to date). It's simple in form... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is something special about this complex that you don't see in other buildings that Oscar Niemeyer designed in Brasilia ( over 100 buildings to date). It's simple in form with enough detail to make it interesting and special. Love the base shapes and those outdoor ramps!! The inside is 60's minimal which still works.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice from the outside, but the closer you come the worse it gets. First the footpath vanished, so you just walk down with the cars to the central parking. Then the next surprise is that you cannot enter in shorts, which is quite surprising given 35oC outside and no single information about it. Also it's clearly not a mosque or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visit must be appointed in the Tuesdays or Thursdays, and the other days are at demand. Once the number of people required for the tour is reached, they'll show you and explain the place. Not sure if they have one in english, and how is the schedule for that.

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Thank Flávio R
Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

must see, take a city tour and you will see all highlights of the city with a guide, easiest way tot see brasilia

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

The guided tour is full of history and very interesting spots. It starts with a movie that explains why Brasilia was chosen, and also illustrates part of the construction of the city. After that you get to visit a couple of room including the Senate.

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Thank Gui L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

If you want, there is a free tour inside the building. Do not be surprise with many journalists that are in the hall. There is an underground passage to other annexes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

You shoud go on weekends where you will be able to go inside. It is a piece of Brazil modern history and architecture. They offer guidded visits for free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

The monument/public building is definitely worth a visit. Brazil history is/was written within those walls. And Niemeyer's architecture is one of a kind

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Thank Roberta V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This is the amidst of the city. The congress has guided tours but check before visiting. Speaking Portuguese is the best way to communicate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Im not sure you have this visit in English, but it is worth the guided visit inside the Congresso and their houses. You get a glimpse of the political "ambiance" and experience of Niemeyer's Architectural ideas. It's also interesting to anyone that likes politics and history.

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