Congresso Nacional, Brasilia

Congresso Nacional - A Quick Overview


Address: Palácio do Congresso Nacional - Praça dos 3 Poderes, Brasília - DF, 70160-900, Brazil, Brasilia

Phone: +55-6131260000

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

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About Congresso Nacional, Brasilia

Designed by Oscar Niemeyer in the modern Brazilian style, this architecturally intriguing office campus is a must visit for architecture and photography buffs. Having three prominent structures, the semi-sphere on the left is the seat of the Senate, the semi-sphere on the right is the seat of the Chamber of the Deputies and the two vertical towers between these two hold office spaces. The place offers guided tours of the campus. 

Congresso Nacional Information

  • Booking a guided tour in advance is compulsory. Booking is undertaken from Monday to Friday.
  • Due to parliamentary work schedule or maintenance work, the tours may be temporarily suspended.

Dress code for tours:

  • On business days, people are not allowed to enter wearing bermuda shorts, shorts, tank tops, miniskirts and flip-flops. These restrictions do not apply to children under 12 years of age.
  • Full pants, long or short sleeve shirts, dresses or knee length skirts are recommended.
  • In some circumstances, such as in solemn sessions, or places like the Tribune of Honor of the Senate Plenary, or the Green Hall of the Chamber of Deputies, men are required to wear a suit and tie.

Congresso Nacional Opening and Closing Hours

  • Guided tours are conducted 9 a.m. onwards.

How To reach Congresso Nacional by Public Transport

  • Via N Um Leste bus stop
  • Via S Um Leste bus stop

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Congresso Nacional, Brasilia Reviews

  • Really great. And with danish design furniture! Although I may have missed 95% of the guide instructions, it was still one of the great(est?) cultural/political experiences. This is the quintessential point of the fantastic achievement of building a capitol in five years. Also, it's a prefect scene for a contemplative 2 hours, walking these halls of power so sadly misused in these years with corruption, nepotism and selfishness.

  • Recently visited the house of the Representatives in Brasilia. It looks quite stylish, big open areas, nice location in the city center around the ministry buildings and near the presidential palace. Here you could see the deputy chamber and the Congress chamber. People are friendly and nice.

  • Aos visitantes da capital do país, o Congresso Nacional é um ponto turístico que não deve ser esquecido. Um tour interno é oferecido gratuitamente com um guia explicando o que acontece em cada cômodo. Verificar os horários de início.

  • Striking building which dominates the skyline. The tour was interesting, especially a room of artefacts from the old legislature, which must have been ornate.

  • Some good some bad. Have a lot of bandit and corrupt people working in the field of Brazilian government and then stolen much more than a justice can put all in the jail.

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