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Itamaraty Palace

Esplanada dos Ministerios | Bloco H, Brasilia, Federal District 70170-900, Brazil
(61) 20308051
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Ranked #5 of 115 Attractions in Brasilia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Cultural
Owner description: Mon-Fri 3pm-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-2pm
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Cultural
Owner description: Mon-Fri 3pm-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-2pm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I attended an official lunch which was very well appointed in terms of cuisine and setting We retired to the terrace for coffee and cigars

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The Itamaraty palace is interesting outside. The water in the moat, for example, is cleaned by people floting in little gondolas! But, more seriously, I recommend joining a tour of the Palace at weekends if you can. The internal staircase, garden and art works are special.

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Brasilia, DF
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26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Itamaraty Palace has some piece of the history of Brasilia, you can travel among the time and see paints, antique articles that explain you the first years of Brazil.

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Lima, Peru
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75 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Itamaraty is the Foreign Relationships Ministry, the architecture is nice, you can get some cool pictures there, the square is nice

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Take the tour. It was very educational and there are some very interesting facts here. We saw some glass that had been damaged by the protests in 2013. The damage looked like gunshots but the guide told us it was slingshots - I still don't believe it but go see for yourself.

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Los Angeles, California
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54 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

First tour I encountered in Brazil where the guide was fluent in English and really understood the architecture of the place.. Great one, don't miss it!

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Trinidad
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

An Oscar Niemeyer masterpiece inside and out from its reflective circumference to its free standing ceiling and everything in between

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los angeles
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18 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is my favorite of all the buildings in Brasilia. Amazing setting for the foreign ministry. Great view of Congress from the balcony.. The concrete spiral staircase from the entry level to the reception area is a revelation. I think this building was sublimely realized in both form and purpose.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We had a interesting tour with Manuela, a trained architect, The Brazilian couple who joined us, graciously allowed Manuela to give us the tour in English. It was the highlight of our visit to Brasilia. Itamaraty Palace is an unassuming building filled with bold and unique architectural details. It combines the best of the designs by Oscar Niemeyer, the architect... More 

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Brasília, DF
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very nice tour available for those interested in the history of this Palace, with unique facts you'll only get to know if you take it.

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