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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  • The dam is great, one of the great engineering works of Latin America. If you're on the mouth, is a must!
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  • Very nice ride, super organized and explanatory. It's amazing to think how could they build everything. A tip: don't expect to see those famous rapids of Itaipu. They don't valam before, but that is only an excess of water when there is full, then very rare to see.
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  • Impressive site. Had a visit on the bus with a really good lady guide who explained in Spanish, Portuguese and English. Had three stops and a chance to take pictures and have a cooling drink. Absolute...  more »