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Congresso Nacional

Praca dos Tres Poderes | Palacio do Congresso Nacional, Brasilia, Federal District 70090-000, Brazil
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Looks like a space ship

It looks sort of like a space ship but somehow just works. Individually, the buildings in the Plano... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
viv_s_2004
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Earth
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Turn up at dusk to get some amazing photos

Turn up any time of day to enjoy this weird and wonderful (slightly crumbling) parliament, however... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
TheWanderBoy
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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Praca dos Tres Poderes | Palacio do Congresso Nacional, Brasilia, Federal District 70090-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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Reviewed 15 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

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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

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Congresso Nacional is located in the middle of the Capital. This is where the Senate and House of representatives are located. It´s famous because of it´s architectural facade, which is unique. I´m proud for working there.

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Passed by the building on a quick road trip. Nice structure and indeed a piece of art. A must visit.

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

This is must when in Brasília , where are decided every the subjects of the govern. It's on point turistic where much persons going.

Thank Sara S
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

This is famous architect Oscar Niemeyer’s favorite building, his masterpiece. Better to visit on the weekends to avoid crowds and also to get a full visit (some rooms might not be available for weekday visits, when they are in use) free guided visits in Portuguese...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

The National Congress is a place organized and clean where is divides into Chamber of deputies and senate ffederal where in any area that pass is well-informed with educated people. Ifg it were to give note on issues of the evironment would be 10 to...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Despite the people who works there (politicians), it's beautiful to go and see. There are no near parking. You can go by bus or walking.

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

This building is an icon of Brasília. It's impossible to visit the Brazil's capital without seeing it, but what "they" do inside that is terrible. A part form the politics, it worth visiting.

Thank Asterivaldo C
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