Barragem de Itaipu Binacional, Foz do Iguacu

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At Barragem de Itaipu Binacional, watch a spectacle of lights, music, and cascading water happening on a "stage" considered one of the world's seven modern wonders of engineering. Sited on the border between Brazil and Paraguay, this architectural masterpiece opened in 1984 as a result of the joint enterprise undertaken by these two countries. At the observation point, watch the film explaining the history of the dam before being swept away by the show of nearly 1,000 giant spotlights. Use our Foz do Iguacu vacation builder to add Barragem de Itaipu Binacional and other attractions to your Foz do Iguacu vacation plans.
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  • I liked the set construction, really outstanding, but the technical visit (we made) is too much. ... 2:30 ... I think that is to have a lot of interest in this type of theme.
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  • It's absurdly giant, is a masterpiece of human creation, the light show at night is magnificent. Well worth getting to know.
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  • The dam of Itaipu Binacional is very interesting and instructive. Learn how the plant was built and your operation. I was surprised with the area of your occupation and with the organization. Worth the ride!
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Where to stay in Foz do Iguacu

Given the one dominant attraction in Foz do Iguacu, it's not surprising that the vast majority of accommodations sit on the south side of town, on the way to the waterfalls. To get as close as possible to the falls, stay in the southern neighborhoods of Jardim Eldorado or Jardim Iguacu. Many of the hotels in those neighborhoods line Avenue das Cataratas, the road that leads all the way to the falls. To get a better feel for the rest of the city, stay in the city center or its next-door neighborhood, Vila Paraguaia. From your hotel near the Parana River, you'll enjoy views over the neighboring city of Ciudad del Este in Paraguay.
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