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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  • I think it's a ride that is very worthwhile. Meet Itaipu is something different and amazing. The immensity of everything we see there, very interesting.
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  • Everything that is Cararatas is wonderful, whether as the Argentine-Brazilian side. On the Brazilian side, you feel as if you're watching a film, on the side of Argentina these inside of that movie. Fascinating
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  • Visit the Itaipu Dam is in contact with the works of human technology. There are no words, visit it.
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