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Congresso Nacional

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A civic attraction, an architecture landmark!

Having worked there for almost a year, I had the chance to visit the Brazilian Congress from inside... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vinicius L
Brazilian National Congress

One of the iconic works of the architect Óscar Niemeyer, the National Congress Building is an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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 6 days ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 12 October 2018

A very special building in Brasilia is the 'Congresso Nacional' on the 'Eixe Monumental' (Monumental Axis) and by the 'Praça dos Tres Poderes' (Square of the Three Powers), again a work by architect Oscar Niemeyer. Three elements stand out. The tall vertical twin towers, housing...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

While you need to book a tour to go inside, even from the outside it is worth walking to. Typical Oscar Niemeyer design.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Very educational visit to the heart of Brasilian Politics. Good guided tour to learn how the government works. Again, amazing architectonical building

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

If you visit Brasilia you need to visit the National Congress. The most famous building from Oscar Niemeyer and you can visit any week day. There is free tours leaving at each 30 minutes starting at green room at main entrance. The quality of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

For sure one of the main attractions in Brasilia. The shape of the parlament, senate and ministers. It is a must when in Brasilia.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

It looks sort of like a space ship but somehow just works. Individually, the buildings in the Plano Piloto are decidedly weird but together they just *work*. The whole is muuuuuuuch more than the sum of its parts. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank viv_s_2004
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Turn up any time of day to enjoy this weird and wonderful (slightly crumbling) parliament, however at dusk there are some great photos to be had. I enjoyed what the building represents - a vision for a new Brazil back in 1960. You can’t miss...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The National Congress can be considered the heart of Brazil. There, national decisions and laws are taken. Through senators and deputies, the life of the nation pulsates in those corridors and plenaries. But this it is also a place of history and culture. It is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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