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Praca dos Tres Poderes, Brasilia

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Praça dos Três Poderes is a plaza in Brasília, the capital of Brazil. The name is derived from the presence of the three governmental powers around the plaza: the Executive, represented by the Palácio do Planalto (presidential office); the Legislative represented by the Congresso Nacional (National Congress); and the Judiciary, represented by the Supremo Tribunal Federal (Supreme Federal Court).The plaza was designed by Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer as a place where the three powers would meet harmoniously, it has now become a tourist attraction of Brasília.The plaza is home to the largest flag in the world to be flown regularly (in this case, continuously). The Brazilian flag hoisted weighs about 600 kilograms (1300 pounds) and has never been taken down (not counting monthly replacements) since the capital was inaugurated on 21 April 1960. The flag is changed monthly in the presence of Presidential Guard Battalion, Independence Dragoons, other troops and sometimes the President of Brazil.
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  • The square in Yes not funny. Large concrete square. What is Valley view the Supreme Court South, the Palacio do Planalto in the North, the West and Congress the national flag to the East.
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  • Must-see point of any tourist in Brasilia for the first time, because that's where the National Congress, the Presidential Palace and the Supreme Court, headquarters of the three powers, and some monuments. A tip: visit at the end of the afternoon, as the Sun is strong and the square is broad and without trees.
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  • I went with my wife and son meet Brasilia, during the Carnival of 2017. I was like that had Carnival in Brazil. The town was empty and quiet traffic. I don't know if Brasilia is always like that. All I know is that while most people in this country at this time head to the coast, I chose as a screenplay by Carnival holiday stroll in Brasilia. I'm going to be realistic: it is a city that attracted me in anything. Say this for me. There are people who love or will love this town. Despite being a city well planned and zoned, unlike anything I've ever known and experienced. Clean and functional. The town appealed to me. because it's a city designed to be zoned everything is far away. Before going I was wondering what was a city without corner. until I went to Brasília and understand what is a city without corner. Streets and broad avenues with your Earwigs. Buildings far from the sidewalk. Just different from all the cities that had already gone. One of the first places I visited was the Plaza of the three powers: Executive, legislative and judicial branches. Three buildings where major decisions in this country are taken. Positioned so that formed a triangle. While my wife and son went to visit the interior of the National Congress, I could not enter in any of these three buildings, of bermuda, and was a working day. What I did was take this approach every building around that square, while waiting for my wife and son. The only building that could go into was the Pantheon of the homeland, a Memorial in honor of Tancredo Neves and civil movements that led the country to democratization. Read important documents; Watch videos of the time; I admire the giant model of the pilot plan, situated below the square; I went up on the pyre beside the Pantheon of his country. From there I took a taxi and went to the mall near the central station of the Subway lunch. I took the subway and I ended my visit to Brazil's political center. It was a day-long visit. You need to go to view enjoy it!
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