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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, by the porte to tourist could provide internationally is well off and careless. All in Portuguese stone with many potholes and rocks dropping. The monuments appear to have been forgotten in the interior of the square.
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  • Beautiful. Is one of the main points of interest. I went with my family and have not regretted it. Recommend!!
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  • For lovers of architecture and history, is a good place to visit. recommend going on between 16 and 17 hs, after this schedule starts getting dark and gets a little dangerous.
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