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Congresso Nacional

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Once exiled Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer designed this government building, which houses the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.
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Praca dos Tres Poderes | Palacio do Congresso Nacional, Brasilia, Federal District 70090-000, Brazil
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Reviewed August 14, 2019

Perhaps the most photographed landmark of Brasilia, the Congresso is also an excellent destination for a free tour of the inside of this iconic symbol of the city. Reserve an English tour in advance...well worth it! Our tour visited both chambers, the Green Hall, Time...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

To see the Brazilian government location is interesting and the monuments are worth a look in their own right

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank bazmandross
Reviewed May 17, 2019

nice place to visit, they offer guided tours, unfortunately it is a hot city and you cannot enter the building wearing shorts or bermudas, which is kind of out, but anyways, if you are free and having nothing else to do, I do reccomend you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank paulanaestradadavida
Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

The tour takes about an hour (mostly in Portuguese, but English is also available) that takes you to both chambers, the reception room of the Senate and lots of other places. Plenty of details about the planning and building of Brasilia and the edifices of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

An interesting visit to the seat of power which also houses some very beautiful works of art. Be sure to book in advance as numbers are limited.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sallymay
Reviewed March 18, 2019

My Portuguese is not all that great and the tour was in Portuguese, so I didn't understand much. I just followed the tour group. However, the tour is free and the building is very impressive, inside and out.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 24, 2019

An icon of modern architecture, if there is just one building to see when in Brasilia, then this is it. On a Saturday when we visited we were allowed in and given free post cards to write which can be sent all over the world...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank StuartUK30
Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

Well worth the (free) tour to see inside both chambers. After the official tour we were allowed to wander inside the building to see a real working parliament in action.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tintinfan2013
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Having worked there for almost a year, I had the chance to visit the Brazilian Congress from inside out, specially the backstage of the legislative and political daily activities, where more lively debates take place. There is a guided tour which walks you through the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank viniciuslages
Reviewed November 12, 2018

One of the iconic works of the architect Óscar Niemeyer, the National Congress Building is an Brasilia's interesting tourist spot . Guided tours are free and scheduled by the website, in view of the building a bit of political history in Brazil and the construction...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Hi Asu, According the Congress site , besides portuguese language the are offered in english too. According the site : " Tours are offered in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and Brazilian Sign Language (LIBRAS... More
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