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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
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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This building is an icon of Brasília. It's impossible to visit the Brazil's capital without seeing it, but what "they" do inside that is terrible. A part form the politics, it... read more

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Asterivaldo C
Sao Mateus, ES
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Sao Mateus, ES
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building is an icon of Brasília. It's impossible to visit the Brazil's capital without seeing it, but what "they" do inside that is terrible. A part form the politics, it worth visiting.

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Brasilia, DF
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

A visit to Brasilia is never going to be 100% without a visit to the National Congress of Brazil, the Brazilian Parliament. The complex is worth a visit because of its uniqueness. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the National Congress has a semi-sphere on the left, which is the seat of the Senate and a semi-sphere on the right, which is... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure if this is advertised or mentioned anywhere. But my husband does pretty thorough research on these things and we were surprised to hear that we could not take the tour unless everyone was wearing pants. And casual attire is allowed on the weekend but that does you no good because you can't tour of the buildings on... More 

Thank orangerose5
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 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 

Thank brasilka
Bruges, Belgium
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank muylleam
Florianopolis, SC
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

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.

Thank Hugo Frederico V
Brasilia, DF
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

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.

Thank marinakeik0
brasilia, brazil
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

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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Paris, France
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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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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.

Thank Brad S

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