Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, Foz do Iguacu

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. For Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam and beyond, use our Foz do Iguacu online holiday planner to get the most from your Foz do Iguacu vacation.
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  • Very interesting visit both internal and external, you can observe the majestic of the hydroelectric work in every sense. All very well planned and structured, is truly amazing. I found out too late that there are night tours, but only for the exterior and that allows to see the lighting of the same; in fact you should be great.
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  • Did the special visitation and I thought mtoo cool! The whole history and engineering are to let QQ a speechless! Attention p p special visitation rules (clothes and q can take)
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  • Intitulo so my assessment because I compare it with another open house I did many years ago and I was a lot more interesting. The best part of visiting this time, in my opinion, was a movie shown in a good screening room that welcomes visitors. The explanation there is enough with the videos showing all the more interesting. After that the visit becomes a little tour interesting, especially if you do not have the luck (which many times they themselves claim to be very hard to happen) to view the open spillway. With only a few stops for pictures and, of course, for a souvenirs shop.
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