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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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  • Reading the Tripadvisor, I realized that the Plaza of the three powers is not classified as 001 attraction of Brasília. People, this is the main tourist place to meet. Don't drive by the Tripadvisor rating. I believe many Brasilia (and tourists) have given greater note in other things (that are good, but they are not the "tops" for tourists). But being the Tripadvisor a site back pro there is no tourist because the "Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil" (for example) to be in front of the Plaza of the three powers. TIP: come walk walk the Esplanade, knowing from the Cathedral, the National Library of Brasília, until you reach the three powers Square. DICA2: is possible to any citizen to enter the Congress to meet (have specific days to tour, but at any time you can enter without a guide)
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  • One of the postcards. For those who are visiting, every first Sunday of each month for the solemnity of exchange for national flag, not to be missed.
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  • Everything on this tour is good, not only for the Plaza of the three powers, but for everything that you see around, a beautiful landscape, beautiful architecture, only.
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