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Congresso Nacional

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the convex and the concave dome

A very special building in Brasilia is the 'Congresso Nacional' on the 'Eixe Monumental... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Zurich, Switzerland
Niemeyer at his finest

While you need to book a tour to go inside, even from the outside it is worth walking to. Typical... 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 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Ivan8443
Reviewed 20 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

Thank Peter E
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

Thank Thiago L
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.

Thank TravelWorldMap
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!

Thank viv_s_2004
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

Thank TheWanderBoy
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

Thank RAmorese
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.

Thank JJ3ffrey
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