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Congresso Nacional: Tours & Tickets

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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 5 days ago

Free tour in portugues, or with paper material to read in english, with a guide on weekends and hollydays you can go to visit free of charge the Congresso Nacional, You will visit Senate and Parliament and officies and many of Halls inside.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Petr G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the exterior of the Congresso Nacional as part of a 3-hour city tour with Rianha da Paz Turismo arranged my my hotel. Our English-speaking guide, Iraquemes Lamdivar, explained how the city was designed by Lucio Costa and that many of the most prominent...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 October 2019 via mobile

The buildings are iconic and familiar from photos but they look amazing from up close. Especially the reflections in the water - don’t stay up on the road where the tour buses stop - go down the hill to see the reflections.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank orrdin
Reviewed 15 August 2019

Perhaps the most photographed landmark of Brasilia, the Congresso is also an excellent destination for a free tour of the inside of this iconic symbol of the city. Reserve an English tour in advance...well worth it! Our tour visited both chambers, the Green Hall, Time...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 18 July 2019 via mobile

To see the Brazilian government location is interesting and the monuments are worth a look in their own right

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank bazmandross
Reviewed 17 May 2019

nice place to visit, they offer guided tours, unfortunately it is a hot city and you cannot enter the building wearing shorts or bermudas, which is kind of out, but anyways, if you are free and having nothing else to do, I do reccomend you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank paulanaestradadavida
Reviewed 7 April 2019 via mobile

The tour takes about an hour (mostly in Portuguese, but English is also available) that takes you to both chambers, the reception room of the Senate and lots of other places. Plenty of details about the planning and building of Brasilia and the edifices of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank HaagseBluf
Reviewed 31 March 2019

An interesting visit to the seat of power which also houses some very beautiful works of art. Be sure to book in advance as numbers are limited.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sallymay
Reviewed 18 March 2019

My Portuguese is not all that great and the tour was in Portuguese, so I didn't understand much. I just followed the tour group. However, the tour is free and the building is very impressive, inside and out.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NoneColumbus
Reviewed 24 February 2019

An icon of modern architecture, if there is just one building to see when in Brasilia, then this is it. On a Saturday when we visited we were allowed in and given free post cards to write which can be sent all over the world...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from candangoviajante | Reviewed this property |
Hi Asu, According the Congress site , besides portuguese language the are offered in english too. According the site : " Tours are offered in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and Brazilian Sign Language (LIBRAS... More
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