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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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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2016
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Brasilia, DF
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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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Bundall, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Santa Clara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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Belgrade, Serbia
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

If you like architecture you gotta like this building. Almost 60 years after built is still impressive, worth to visit, it was great to understand its purpose and conception.

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Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

You will be able to visit the house of representatives and senate. Also, you watch a short video about the National Congress and you'll have a guide to explain to exhibits.

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

The National Congress includes the Senate on the left, the Parliament building in the centre, and the Chamber of Deputies on the right. On either side are the various Brazilian Ministries all identical in build that line the large esplanade leading from the Palace. All the buildings were designed by Oscar Niemeyer and are considered his signature projects.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Beautiful place to go. Beautiful outside, awesome inside. They have guide english visitation at each hour. During the week you might to wear trousers and Shirts. At the weekends it is possible to visit wearing shorts, skirts and T-shirts.

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