Government Building sights in The Central West
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Featuring the photogenic ‘dishes’ and twin towers, the congress building, Congresso Nacional, is one of the more interesting buildings on the inside as well. In addition to the color-coded chambers of the Senate (blue) and House of Representatives (green) – so ’60s gauche – there is an architecturally interesting ‘Tunnel of Time’ and an exhibit of antique Senate benches and microphones from 1867. The convex dome on the roof of the House of Representatives is supposed to signify that membership is open to all ideologies.
Outside the Palácio da Justiça, water cascades between its arches into a koi fish pond; inside is a lovely internal garden. Don't show up in shorts or Havaianas.