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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  • Colossal structure, the Itaipu Dam is the largest dam of Brazil, I don't know if it is still the largest in the world, tour van or car only, more than 20 km extension, it is worth visiting the plant, the engine room and the surrounding area.
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  • Cool ride by the huge Itaipu Dam, where there's a rest stop to take pictures, the tour is made in 2 floors and bus traverses the greater part of the structure, a clear view of the greatness that is is building. Worth the ride.
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  • I would advise a full day to enjoy all the activities that the Itaipu Binacional provides (Eco-Museum, Kattamaram, biological sanctuary, panoramic visit/special Astronomical Pole Circuit). I opted for the panoramic visit at Itaipu, which I found very interesting. Started with a video about information and curiosities of the plant, then circled by power plant with a panoramic bus, with guide and audio guide, stops to observe and photograph. I was hoping the spillway to be open, but wasn't, which decreases a little charm. But I'm not informed before to know if there is a period or day that this happens.
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