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Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, Foz do Iguacu

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As the largest operating facility in terms of energy output, the Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam and Dam has been named one of the seven modern Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. This hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River is located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.

You'll have to sign up for the Tourist Excursion tour to enjoy a panoramic view from the Central Belvedere (central tower). From this vantage point, you'll realize the dam's truly gigantic size as you walk along the dam. Then, you can stroll along the top of the immense concrete wall for a view of the reservoir.

To visit the inside of the power plant, you'll have to book the Special Tour Circuit, which also includes access to Central Belvedere. Inside, the building's hollow shape is reminiscent of cathedral architecture, built on the former Paraná River bed. In the Production Building, you'll have the opportunity to view the command room that controls the turbines and generators, as well as the gigantic gallery where you'll view the generator covers. Your tour around this dam enables you to see the channel that passes water from the turbines back into the river.

Children under 14 years are not permitted inside the facilities, and sandals, high-heeled shoes, flip-flops, and shorts are not permitted anywhere during your visit. Make Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam a part of your Foz do Iguacu vacation plans using our Foz do Iguacu tour planner.
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  • Learn a little about the history of the whole process of construction of the Itaipu plant, how it works and see the immensity of it all is very cool. Ride that can't stay out of the roadmap of who goes to Foz do Iguaçu.
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  • To visit the plant, it is necessary to arrive before 1 ^ 6:00, poiseste is the last time for the visitation. I suggest buying the tickets and schedule the schedule on the site of the power plant. For anyone who is a student or teacher, you can pay half price leading recent document of attestation. The tour allows you to see some of the plant and your potential. Interesting to make tb kattamaran ride (optional).
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  • Visit Itaipu in January and did the Special Circuit. We bought tickets in advance via the website of Itaipu Binacional. Well worth doing this tour. In addition to the normal circuit parade points, engineers at Itaipu lead us to view restricted areas and within the plant. We see the operation of the turbines, the inner walls of the dam, the bridge and other places. It's fantastic!
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