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Address: Esplanada dos Ministerios | Eixo Monumental, Brasilia, Federal District 70050-000, Brazil
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(61) 3218-3223

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Another wonderful Niemeyer building to check out...love the waterfalls

Not all Niemeyer buildings are created equal, as you learn when touring Brasilia. This one though, one of the original foundation buildings he designed during the first phase... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2016
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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Not all Niemeyer buildings are created equal, as you learn when touring Brasilia. This one though, one of the original foundation buildings he designed during the first phase of construction, is worthy of a tour or walk around. Love the suspended concrete waterfalls and the unique concrete arches and form work.

Thank Brad S
Joao Pessoa, PB
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

As part of your tour of the Esplanade of the Ministries you naturally pass in front of the Palace of Justice which looks out over the Congress. It is a good example of modern architecture built in the 1960s. If is is open to viewing it is worth a visit inside.

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Ede, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

This wonderful design from Oscar Niemeyer is probably one of his best. The waterfalls coming out of the building feeding the ponds surrounding the building, are really amazing to see. It is close to the Conference Centre, so you can't and shouldn't miss it.

Thank Joop V
Stroud, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

Interesting building from the outside only - there were no tours of the inside. The front of the building has around seven waterfalls that fall into a lake.

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Reviewed 6 December 2015

Although I was unable to tour inside the building, this wonderful structure has the most amazing fountains and aquatic gardens surrounding it. Close all the government buildings and museums and cathedral. Well worth the visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

While looking at other, better known federal buildings by famous architect Oscar Niemeyer, we decided to take a quick look at the Palace of Justice (Ministério da Justiça). We had read that the fountains outside had been turned off because the water fountains were breeding grounds for mosquitoes. In fact, the water was flowing off of the building (see picture)... More 

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Addison, Texas
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

The water features flowing from this building make it beautiful to behold. Restores one's faith that justice can flow like water, even in Brazil!

Thank twintx
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 December 2012

It's another interesting building with a set of waterfalls running out from the building and into the water surrounding the building. Very nice design so interesting to have a look at.

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Reviewed 13 February 2012

This is the office of the Justice Minister and his staff. Impressive spouts of water streaming down the front of the building (designed by the ubiquitous Niemeyer), which could do with a steam-clean someday. Nothing of special interest for visitors inside. Take your photo and move on.

Thank John P

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