Palace of Justice, Brasilia

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Water cascades down the front façade of Palace of Justice, a city landmark designed by the renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer. The building is located near the city’s well-known Monumental Axis and is part of the so-called "Ministries Esplanade." Erected in 1957, this is one of many official government buildings designed by Niemeyer in the modern Brazilian style of architecture. Make this a quick stop on your tour of the city, or drop in for a guided tour of the interior courtrooms and hallways, where many of the country’s historic decisions have been made over the last few decades. Next door to this building is the National Congress, another landmark designed by the ubiquitous Niemeyer. Plan your visit to Palace of Justice and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Brasilia trip builder tool .
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  • Luxury from top to bottom. Watch the stairs as there isn't a handrail. Lots of modern art works make the tour enjoyable.  more »
  • It is a building with a beautiful architecture, but when I visited was careless, old paint and tall grass, those details take some of the prestige of the place.
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  • The presence of this site is most attractive modern architecture. With bold and striking forms, stands next to other buildings of the Esplanade of ministries.
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