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The Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant is the largest of it's kind in the world. The construction of the huge dam which lies to the North-west of Foz do Iguacu, was started in 1974 by a collaboration between Brazil and Paraguay as it crosses the Parana River which separates both countries. The power plant now has a total of 20 turbines each of which generate 700MW giving a total output of 14,000MW.

Today Itaipu is responsible for the energy production of the South, South-west and Central-West of Brazil. Because of its importance as a gigantic engineering achievement and because of its impressive design, the Itaipu power station receives 500,000 tourists per year. Since it was opened to the public in 1977 it has been visited by 10 million people from 165 countries.

To visit take a bus from the bus station and then make your way to the visitors centre.
Open: Monday to Saturday - 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 15:30

Website: http://www.itaipu.gov.br/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 22, 2005
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