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Brasilia and the West Sights

Congresso Nacional

  • Praça dos Três Poderes
  • Government Building

Updated 06/24/2013

Fodor's Review

One of Niemeyer's most daring projects consists of two 28-story office towers for the 500 representatives of the Câmara dos Deputados (House of Representatives) and the 80 members of the Senado (Senate). The convex dome is where the Câmara meets, and the concave bowl-like structure is where the Senado convenes. The main building is connected by tunnels to several anexos (annexes) located at the sides of Eixo Monumental. The complex contains works by such Brazilian

artists as Di Cavalcanti, Bulcão, and Ceschiatti. A guided tour takes you through major sites within the building. Tours in English are available by request. No shorts or sandals allowed.

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Sight Information

Address:

Praça dos Três Poderes, Brasília, 70160-900, Brazil

Phone:

61-3216–1771-tours

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 9:30–5

Updated 06/24/2013

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