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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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Precious place in Brazil history

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wherever you go to brasilia don't miss to visit this place. The Congress is huge big... the problem you could find a guide but only in portuguese. But you can profit from a half day to visit and see the place for free.

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

If you happen to be in Brasilia, do not miss the Congresso Nacional (House of Representatives) guided tours. Its exquisite architecture makes it worth. Inside the building you feel as if you were in a 60's sci-fi movie spaceship.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This ordinary looking building looks like headquarters for an insurance office or the like. Might have missed it if not for the local commentary.

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Macapa, AP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

A very interesting place to visit specially if you are connected in some way to the law major since is where the laws are created.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We did the usual walk down the central axis from the Cathedral, and the congresso is beautiful and other-worldly and well worth the visit. We went inside for a tour, which lasted over an hour, and probably not worth it unless you're keen on Brasilian constitutional structure. You see both chambers, entrance ways and a strange tunnel with some history... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

It was worth an hour or so to visit but unfortunately we were there on the day of the impeachment vote, so we were to allowed to get very close to the congress.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

That was ultimately modern in the 60's and 70's, today it is very interesting. Niemeyer at his best, nice area, interesting architecture, a lot of symbolism. Great for photos of the weather is nice. But a bit spooky - no people, no live...

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