Represa Hidroelectrica Itaipu Binacional, Ciudad Del Este

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See a feat of engineering that stands in testament to the collaboration of two neighboring countries at Represa Hidroelectrica Itaipu Binacional, one of the world's largest hydroelectric dams. This Parana River dam was completed in 1984 as a joint venture by Paraguay and Brazil. Visits to the facility include a guided tour of the structure, with explanations of its history, use, and importance. In 1994, the enormous and effective structure was named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers, and has even had a piece of music written in its honor by acclaimed American composer Philip Glass. Work out when and for how long to visit Represa Hidroelectrica Itaipu Binacional and other Ciudad Del Este attractions using our handy Ciudad Del Este holiday planner.
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  • Very cool to see. The tour is free and kid friendly. The tour was in Spanish, we had a friend translate for us.  more »
  • ...no one at the visitor's center knows about a free tour 45-minute long; the panoramic-tour is 36-real.  more »
  • This dam is currently the largest operating of its kind in the world and has been declared as one of the 7 modern wonders of the world. The entrance and bus tour are both FREE OF CHARGE and happen abo...  more »