Congresso Nacional
Congresso Nacional
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Once exiled Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer designed this government building, which houses the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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TandTSwitzerland
Zurich, Switzerland1,175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
They offer a guided tour to the congress which is interesting. Please note that is offered in Portuguese only, but even if you don’t speak the language you happen to see some interesting parts of the congress.
Written 11 May 2024
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Reservarlden
London, UK700 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
The one hour tour of this building features visits to both chambers and various other places in between. The building is a masterpiece in architecture and well worth looking around the exterior as well as interior. There are complimentary postcards offered where you can send them to anywhere postage paid by Congresso Nacional which adds a nice touch to this already great attraction where there is no price of admission. Tours in English are available at the weekend, or if you join a weekday tour it will be in Portuguese and you'll be handed a six page printout to guide you through thre tour. Well worth visiting.
Written 16 February 2024
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OldBear
Wigan, UK11,034 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This is another iconic building designed by Oscar Niemeyer in the 1960’s. This is where the Brazilian Parliament sit and unfortunately we were told no tours were available the day we visited. Foreigners need their passports. You cannot wear shorts only long trousers/jeans. Two tours a day are provided by English speaking guides.

Since the riots and the storming of the Congress building earlier this year, security has significantly increased at Government and other important buildings. They even have security sat sound each of the saucers to prevent graffiti being daubed on them.
Written 31 July 2023
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German F
Milan, Italy213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
A few elements of great expressive force make up the great icon of Oscar Niemeyer that represents the legislative power of the country.
Written 4 September 2021
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Jonny041
London, UK743 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is my favourite out of all of Oscar Neimeyer’s designs. It is bold and unusual and I just couldn’t stop looking at it!

Inside they offer you a free post card of the building which you are encouraged to fill in and then they will send it for free! A nice touch and good marketing.
Written 26 January 2020
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Petr G
Prague, Czech Republic45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
Free tour in portugues, or with paper material to read in english, with a guide on weekends and hollydays you can go to visit free of charge the Congresso Nacional, You will visit Senate and Parliament and officies and many of Halls inside.
Written 13 November 2019
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VivaMexicoLiz
Mexico City, Mexico552 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I visited the exterior of the Congresso Nacional as part of a 3-hour city tour with Rianha da Paz Turismo arranged my my hotel. Our English-speaking guide, Iraquemes Lamdivar, explained how the city was designed by Lucio Costa and that many of the most prominent buildings were designed by Arq, Oscar Neimeyer. While I had seen photos of various Neimeyer buildings it was remarkable to see them in place as part of Costa's layout for the city. The position of the complex at the Plaza of the Three Powers, at the end of a the Monument Axis is extraordinary. Don't miss it!
Written 3 November 2019
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orrdin
New York885 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Business
The buildings are iconic and familiar from photos but they look amazing from up close. Especially the reflections in the water - don’t stay up on the road where the tour buses stop - go down the hill to see the reflections.
Written 3 October 2019
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ASU_DrK
Phoenix, AZ425 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Perhaps the most photographed landmark of Brasilia, the Congresso is also an excellent destination for a free tour of the inside of this iconic symbol of the city. Reserve an English tour in advance...well worth it! Our tour visited both chambers, the Green Hall, Time Tunnel, and various annexes. Great tour of an amazing and truly beautiful building. Interesting to hear about the various adjustments that have been made to the structure (e.g. no longer using the ramp, addition of the reflecting pools, etc.). Highly recommend!
Written 15 August 2019
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bazmandross
Eastbourne, UK185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
To see the Brazilian government location is interesting and the monuments are worth a look in their own right
Written 18 July 2019
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