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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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  • For this visit not no need to buy ahead of time, there is no much tail, the bus leaves every so often, you can observe the construction of the dam, when I went there was no water discharges, but like, I could appreciate the great work of engineering, but to build it they had to go 7 beautiful waterfalls. Which was not good.
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  • One of the most impressive piece of engineering in the world, generating power for two neighboring countries, with different profiles but that depend on their exuberance. Aside from all the precaution with environmental aspects inherent in the works of this magnitude and its impressive numbers from its construction until the related to electric power generation
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  • This place is amazing for its technological connotations and its meaning in the possibility of achieving great things with international cooperation.
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