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“Interesting, see if you can” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Templo da Boa Vontade

Templo da Boa Vontade
Ranked #8 of 210 things to do in Brasilia
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Owner description: The Temple of Good Will (TGW) is an ecumenical monument located in Brazil's capital. It was conceived and built by Jose de Paiva Netto, President of the Legion of Good Will (LBV), who inaugurated it in October 1989. Every year it receives more than one million pilgrims, making it the most visited place in the city, according to official data from the State Secretariat of Tourism of the Federal District (SETUR). Acclaimed by the people as one of the Seven Wonders of Brasilia, the TGW is on the official list of monuments for tourists to visit during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It is part of the Legion of Good Will's Ecumenical Complex, together with the World Parliament of Ecumenical Fraternity, the LBV's ParlaMundi.
Greenville, MS
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“Interesting, see if you can”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

Very interesting to visit. It has quite a mix of cultural influences, and is calming as advertised. The grouping of people considered important to the world was quite interesting. They also had a Brazilian ceramics exhibit there when I visited. I never really figured out what the goal of the place was.

Visited September 2013
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“Very Welcoming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

We took the train and walked the few blocks but it was a bit difficult to locate as there are not a lot of signs, just look for the grass with a pyramid just beyond the hospital sector. It was so welcoming we were invited straight in to the temple where you are encouraged to walk the black then white path in quiet meditation. It was a very peaceful thing to do I just wished that I had toured the adjacent building first as it gives more of the history of the temple and explains some of the aspects; such as the crystal projecting a coloured light onto the steel work at the end of the walk depending on the sunlight reflecting through it at the time of day. If you would like more time for reflection there is also a room underneath that has been fitted out in comfy chairs in an egyptian style for 2 Real you can take as long as you wish in quiet contemplation and was the only place where a fee is charged.

Visited July 2013
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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“A truly spiritual place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013 via mobile

The temple exudes a vibe of good will and spirituality. All faiths and beliefs are respected and welcomed. Inside the temple which is below a seven sided pyramid like structure that holds a giant 21kg pure crystal, you can walk a spiral path of granite and reflect on your life. The temple is located a bit further away from the government buildings and architectural monuments, but it is worth the trip.

Visited June 2013
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Brasilia, DF
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“Ecumenic Temple - try the walk below the crystal placed at the top of the temple”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

The picture is wrong. The picture shown when I wrote the review is of the Cathedral (also worth visiting).
At the Legião Temple they show the works of the founder of the Legião da Boa Vontade and a bit of their work on charity programs. Next to the temple there is a library and an auditorium. In the temple There are rooms for meditation and prayer. The main attraction is a spiral on he floor where you walk in direction to the center of the pyramid shaped building where, on the ceiling there is a 20-something kg pure crystal stone.

Visited November 2012
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“It's worth the visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

This is a place that people say is for meditation but actually you are not that encouraged to spend a long time there, since you have to walk the path that leads to the crystal and move on.

Visited June 2011
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