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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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  • It worth seeing. It's one of the icon of Brasília, where you can see and appreciate more of Niemeyer's masterpiece.  more »
  • we went to see the city big model on that square. there is a presidencial palace and high court Building right in front of each other. we loved to learn about the historical buildings and this incredi...  more »
  • indeed you realize that this park is a place that can impress, you stand small besides these powers.  more »