Represa Hidroeléctrica Itaipú Binacional

Represa Hidroeléctrica Itaipú Binacional

Represa Hidroeléctrica Itaipú Binacional
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AnaPiussi
London, UK1,741 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
What amazing tour! I regret to not have done the internal visitation as well. An incredible engineer creation between 2 countries. The magnitude of this construction it is amazing. I couldn’t keep thinking in how they were able to build this when they did. They just need to update their audio guidance. But definitely worth visiting
Written 16 April 2023
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Juliana Carvalho
Santos, SP38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Impressionante o passeio a usina hidroeletrica de Itaipu! Já tive a oportunidade de conhecer lugares incríveis, mas a experiencia do passeio a Itaipu é completamente diferente de tudo que já havia visto na vida. Conhecer a grandiosidade de ITAIPU e a historia desde a sua aprovação na época do regime militar até sua construção em 1975 e o que representa tanto do ponto de vista dos brasileiros e paraguaios, nao tem preco! A sua capacidade de producao de 14.000 MW , e o abastecimento de aproximadamente 18% do país me impressionou. Voce tem a oportunidade de conhecer a Usina e ter a experiencia de visualizar a imensidao que ela é e representa, pois são demonstrados dados durante a visitação que fazem voce ter um melhor comparativo. Nao esqueca de visitar tambem o ecomuseu, essa experiencia deixara a visita ainda mais enriquecedora.

The tour to the Itaipu hydroelectric is spectacular! I've had the opportunity to visit incredible places, but the experience of the trip to Itaipu is completely different from everything I had ever seen in my life.

To Know about the grandiosity of ITAIPU and the history behind there since the approval at time of the military regime until the construction in 1975, and what it represents to Brazilians and Paraguayans, is priceless!
The Itaipu production capacity is 14,000 MW, and the hydroelectric supply approximately 18% of the country, It's made me impressive.

The tour provides you the opportunity to know the factory and to have all the experience that brings you to the immensity of the construction. Using data during the tour you have a better comparision to understand what it's represents.
Don't forget to visit the Ecomuseum as well, this experience will make the visit even more exciting.
Written 5 March 2020
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Chuck993723
New York City, NY222 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Yes. since China built one bigger... But this one is more accessible and who wants to go to China?
Very interesting technical details, great view. But pick up if you can a day after a lot of rain when they open the valves. Amazing
Written 25 February 2020
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Claudio Roberto S
San Pedro Sula, Honduras1,219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
Is one of the must impressive arquitectural place I have ever visit that everyone should visit. I wish i da stay more time in there.
Written 7 November 2019
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Janaina B
Vancouver, Canada152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
It is so impressive to see. I like to known that the company has programs to preservation of nature. I really recommend it.
Written 28 May 2019
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Joanna F
Paraguay122 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
We visited for the evening show that was titled "Monumental Illumination". Whilst this did light up the whole dam little by little accompanied by dramatic music, we felt that the whole experience - over 2 hours - was not worth the 5 minutes of actual show. Also, there were no coloured lights nor fireworks, as shown in some of the photos. Not sure if it was just the day we went, or if it is always like this.
Written 23 April 2019
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reise-tanta-di
Lafayette, CA2,411 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
Now that the Three Gorges Dam is built in China, Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam has probably lost its place in this category. No daunt about it, it is an impressive human made structure. The tour of the dam is free. We first watched a short movie of the combined construction efforts of Brazil and Paraguay. It was in Spanish with English subtitle. The movie was well done. But it did not mentioned that
10 000 families were displaced. Were they adequately compensated for being forced off their land? Apparently they have made land available for endangered species, but some animals have invaded territories were they were never living before. Obviously there are plenty of controversies surrounding the projects and not as perfect as the movie would like us believe. But it is a renewable resource and it provides electricity to some 85% of the Paraguayan people. We ended the visit with a bus tour of the dam. Unfortunately the guide only spoke Spanish so we missed most of the information. Afterwards we toured the museum on our own. The Museum was well done. While we did not see the evening light show I heard that is was dramatic.
Written 11 March 2019
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Barreiro-London
Staines, UK677 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Really disappointing since I was expecting to see an amazing thing. Unluckily I did not see any water running at all. Museum was very basic. The light show during the night was boring. The best part was the mini zoo that shows a good effort to help the animals from that part of the globe.
Written 25 January 2019
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lrrchapman
South Brent, UK33 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
The tour here is free though note that it is in Spanish. You get a great feel of the scale of the project and get a great view of the slipway (which you don’t see so well from the Brazilian side).

We went here hoping to do the special tour inside the dam itself, seeing how it functions inside. However, to do this tour from Paraguay it must be booked 1-2 weeks in advance (for security, apparently). In Brazil though you can just turn up on the day and do the special tour (subject to availability). Brazil also offers its tours in English, Spanish and Portuguese. So overall we preferred the Brazilian side of the dam, but the Paraguayan side was still worth a visit.
Written 2 December 2018
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mwhamburger
Seattle, WA830 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
this hydroelectric dam along the Parana river was a joint project between Brazil and Paraguay - dictators in charge in both countries at the time. Imagine! This is the 2nd largest dam in the world after Three Gorges in China.
Itaipu means 'Sounding Stone' in the Guarani language.
The dam forms a natural barrier between the 2 countries. It took 18 years to build it and opened in May of 1984. The dam is 196 meters high. We began the tour on the Brazilian side (you pay admission) and in an auditorium see a very interesting presentation about everything related to the dam. By bus you continue to explore and see the astounding turbines, spillways, etc. It's pretty incredible. We were English speaking and wound up with a guide who separated us from the rest of the group. The crest of the dam is 738 feet high and the length is nearly 24,000 feet.
The bus takes you to the upper and lower dam. My only 'complaint' is that riding on top of the crest to the lake where people could participate in a boat trip (not part of this tour) is a very long way to go and you have to come back exactly the same way. It got a bit cold and windy. It was our combined view that the tour was at least 1/2 hour too long. As is we spent about better than 3 hours. Other than touring interior portions of this dam we made 2 stops for photo ops. From Iguazu it took us about 45 minutes to get here. While touring the interior of the dam you are required to wear a hard that they give you... but not for the rest of the tour
Written 12 November 2018
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