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“Interesting time to tour”
Review of Congresso Nacional

Congresso Nacional
Ranked #10 of 231 things to do in Brasilia
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Once exiled Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer designed this government building, which houses the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.
Reviewed 14 July 2013

We had an english speaking tour of the halls which was late in the afternoon but was worthwhile as the sunset shots were great and the reflection of the towers in the pond at the back of the building are also worthwhile. The free tour takes you into the public viewing area of each Chamber, the different coloured areas the guides have a good background knowledge and it was shortly after the peaceful protests had gained world wide attention so the members were being more responsive to the public. You are provided with an information package which explains everything also. The flag behind the building was supposed to be lowered at 5pm on Friday with guards dressed in heritage uniform to a band unfortunately due to recent protests this did not occur. The flag is lowered at 6pm each night and replaced with a new flag & military service on the first Sunday of each month.

Thank Karry R
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

No, it's the Brazilian congress. Interesting. I missed the tour which is given only at certain times during the week, but walking around the plaza was enough to get the aura.

Thank twintx
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

There are so many Brazils and you'll see some of them there. People is the main attraction. Watching a chamber session for a while, even not speaking Portuguese, may be fun if the "galerias" start to speak up.

1  Thank rodualdo2013
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

Projeto magnífico de Niemeyer, Parte do Patrimônio Histórico da Humanidade da ONU. Imperdível para quem curte História e arquitetura.

Superb design of Niemeyer, Part of World Heritage Site of the United Nations. A must see for those who enjoy history and architecture.

Design superbo di Niemeyer, parte del patrimonio mondiale delle Nazioni Unite. Una tappa obbligata per chi ama la storia e l'architettura.

Исключительный дизайн Нимейер, часть Всемирного наследия Организации Объединенных Наций.Должны видеть для тех, кто любит историю и архитектуру.

Thank Antonio A
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Easily approached by city bus this is a beautiful monument which does justice to the growing importance of Brasil in the world. The uniqueness of the architecture and the outstanding landscaping makes it a must visit place!

Thank surajitbh
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