ultramarinus – beyond the sea

DAY 14 (5 OF 5) – CONGRESSO NACIONAL, BRASILIA, BRAZIL

The Congress Nacional (National Congress) is perhaps the most iconic architecture in Brasilia. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the National Congress houses the seat of the Senate and the Chamber of the Deputies, and offices of the federal government. No English tour was available today. We could only join a Portuguese tour to visit the interior of the building. We saw the main media hall on the second level, a tunnel with displays depicting the historical timeline of Brazilian politics, and the seat of the Chamber of the Deputies. The tour was way overcrowded with many groups of local visitors. Many were particularly excited when they saw display of state flags during the tour. After the tour, we thought the tour at Itamaraty Palace was way more interesting than the visit of the Congress.
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Read more on Brasilia, Brazil
Day 13.2 – First Impression, Brasilia
Day 14.1 – Pilot Plan, Brasilia
Day 14.2 – Eixo, Monumental, Brasilia
Day 14.3 – Catedral Metropolitana, Brasilia
Day 14.4 – Palacio Itamaraty, Brasilia
Day 14.5 – Congresso Nacional, Brasilia
Day 15.1 – Santuario Dom Bosco, Brasilia

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South America 2013 – Our Destinations
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Iguazu Falls (Argentina/Brazil), Pantanal (Brazil), Brasilia (Brazil), Belo Horizonte & Inhotim (Brazil), Ouro Preto (Brazil), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Paraty (Brazil), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Samaipata & Santa Cruz (Bolivia), Sucre (Bolivia), Potosi (Bolivia), Southwest Circuit (Bolivia), Tilcara, Purmamarca, Salta (Argentina), Cafayate (Argentina), San Pedro de Atacama (Chile), Antofagasta & Paranal Observatory (Chile), Chiloe (Chile), Puerto Varas (Chile), Torres del Paine (Chile), Ushuaia (Argentina), El Chalten (Argentina), El Calafate (Argentina), Isla Magdalena (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Valparaiso (Chile), Afterthought

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