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. To visit Represa Hidroelectrica Itaipu Binacional and other attractions in Ciudad Del Este, use our Ciudad Del Este trip planner .
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  • October 6, 2017
    With about five miles from the dam that forms the itaipu Lake, the dam has 20 turbines, divided into 10 units on the Paraguayan side and 10 units on the Brazilian side, Itaipu is the world's largest producer of electric power in the world. Its turbines are 18% more efficient in production and so overcome the biggest competitor in china. I suggest the technical visit, because in and down to the bed of the Paraná River, one can have a real idea of the dimension of this gigantic work made by human hand.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Really huge and when you will see no will be at 100% of its capacity of locks (huge) is opened mainly when the river strabocca and only that 50-70% that you will see in operation will leave you amazed. From Puerto Iguazu Argentina, take a day organized for a few euros where they bring you to see the dam in Paraguay, before taking a trip to the market in Ciudad del este and Brazil after eating at a great restaurant all at will delicious flesh , churrasco, chorizos, Succotash, exotic fruits etc etc after you go to the Big Bird Park always from the Brazilian side. Then in the evening we return to Puerto Iguazu. I personally rented a car is made the entire round with gps depends on the tastes ... I am a free spirit ... is the Navigator makes it easy.
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  • October 2, 2017
    The guided visit to Itaipu on the Paraguayan side is free, the tours leave every hour from 8:00 to 16:00, which last about an hour and a half. After projecting an informative film, buses (which are electric) addressed that they reach a viewpoint with a breathtaking view of the work, however the only floodgates are open when the water level is quite high. Then runs throughout the campus on buses again with beautiful views and chances to get good pictures. It is ideal for the whole family. You can also book technical visits for professionals in the area.
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