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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 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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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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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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