Praça dos Três Poderes is a plaza in Brasília, the capital of Brazil. The name is derived from the presence of the three governmental powers around the plaza: the Executive, represented by the Palácio do Planalto (presidential office); the Legislative represented by the Congresso Nacional (National Congress); and the Judiciary, represented by the Supremo Tribunal Federal (Supreme Federal Court).Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Praca dos Tres Poderes by using our Brasilia trip builder.
The plaza was designed by Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer as a place where the three powers would meet harmoniously, it has now become a tourist attraction of Brasília.
The plaza is home to the largest flag in the world to be flown regularly (in this case, continuously). The Brazilian flag hoisted weighs about 600 kilograms (1300 pounds) and has never been taken down (not counting monthly replacements) since the capital was inaugurated on 21 April 1960. The flag is changed monthly in the presence of Presidential Guard Battalion, Independence Dragoons, other troops and sometimes the President of Brazil.
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We took the tour. Visited the President's office, the Senate and other offices. Not as nice as some, but unique and representative of an upcoming modern Brazil. Sculptures were interesting. It takes..... more »
I struggled to decide my opinion on Three Powers Plaza, after visiting the site on four different occasions during my visit to Brasilia. On the one hand, it lacks the features of the wonderful... more »
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