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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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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
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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As I follow Brazilian politics, it was an interesting experience to visit the Congress. There are free tours with a guide and you can see Camara dos Deputados and Senate from the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Warsaw
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As I follow Brazilian politics, it was an interesting experience to visit the Congress. There are free tours with a guide and you can see Camara dos Deputados and Senate from the inside. Tours in Portuguese are approx. every 30 minutes, there are also tours with English speaking guide, I guess. We went there on Monday so no reservation in... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice building worth visiting.guided tour and great furniture and carpets. Look fort schedules.we weer lucky tot enter when they startend.

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Thank muylleam
Florianopolis, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oscar Niemayer's extraordinary architecture, designed in the 60's with futuristic vision. The lines of the buildings follow the characteristics of the other buildings of the pilot plan of the city of Brasilia. It is worth checking.

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Thank Hugo Frederico V
Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit to get to know a litte bit of Brazil´s politic history. If you can, take the guided visit, it takes 1-2h visit into the congress.

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brasilia, brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The seat of legislative power in Brasilia. The building was designed by Niemyer and is one of the tourist attractions in the city. Public access and a guided tour is allowed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

"El Congresso Nacional" is one of the highlights of a visit to Brasilia !! Very impressive building either during the day or at night. Don't forget to walk around the buildings because they are all different one from the other. Really too bad you can't access to the inside !!!! What a pity !!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

There is something special about this complex that you don't see in other buildings that Oscar Niemeyer designed in Brasilia ( over 100 buildings to date). It's simple in form with enough detail to make it interesting and special. Love the base shapes and those outdoor ramps!! The inside is 60's minimal which still works.

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Thank Brad S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Nice from the outside, but the closer you come the worse it gets. First the footpath vanished, so you just walk down with the cars to the central parking. Then the next surprise is that you cannot enter in shorts, which is quite surprising given 35oC outside and no single information about it. Also it's clearly not a mosque or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The visit must be appointed in the Tuesdays or Thursdays, and the other days are at demand. Once the number of people required for the tour is reached, they'll show you and explain the place. Not sure if they have one in english, and how is the schedule for that.

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Thank Flávio R
Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

must see, take a city tour and you will see all highlights of the city with a guide, easiest way tot see brasilia

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