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Itamaraty Palace

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Address: Esplanada dos Ministerios | Bloco H, Brasilia, Federal District 70170-900, Brazil
Phone Number: (61) 20308051
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Description: Mon-Fri 3pm-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-2pm

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Andre Malraux called it "the most beautiful palace since the Renaissance". It is Niemyer's triumph, with arches coming up from the water. Inside it is a dazzling site where formal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Andre Malraux called it "the most beautiful palace since the Renaissance". It is Niemyer's triumph, with arches coming up from the water. Inside it is a dazzling site where formal State dinners are help.

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Brasília, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

if you interested on a historical travel and knowledge about LATAM diplomatic events, the Itamaraty Palace will show you a single point of a luxury and international relationship since 1500. History, Architecture and Nature sharing same place on the hearth of Brazilian Capital, close to other importants buildings of history and administration of government.

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Lisbon. Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Superbe, light, elegant, ceremonial architecture at its best. Visit it in the morning, in the evening, at night. Do the tours to visit its amazing interior. Enjoy the grandeur of its spaces, the freshness of the tropical interior garden, the elegance of the suspended stairs, the art collection and the upper garden. What a building!

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Monterey, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The staircase inside of Itamaraty Palace is the only reason to go visit this building. The architecture is nothing special from the outside, but the staircase inside the building is absolutely lovely

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Worth the visit, I can promise you that you will not find many foreign agencies in other countries that will have this cool architecture!

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Southern Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The building is part of the row of ministry buildings along the Eixo Monumental but as Department of Foreign Affairs it was designated for representational purposes and insofar has a special design and decoration. It is only accessible with a tour guide and mostly photographing is not allowed. Tours in other languages than Portuguese are rare. Therefore we joined a... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is one of my favorite buildings in Brasilia. It serves as the country Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This is another construction made by Oscar Niemeyer. As there is a large water basin around the buildings, it seems that it is just floating on water. There are many islets with tropical plants adding to the magic. The white curved marble... More 

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Quatro Barras, PR
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Brasilia is a place of modern palaces and beautiful architecture. Itamaraty seems to be one more, up to the moment you get inside. You need to schedule a guided tour, but if you just come I guess no big issues to take next tour. Architecture is amazing, but also some art pieces inside are outstanding. Not to say the beauty... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The guided tour was very nice. Beautiful place to visit, def worth it! You need to book the tour in advance.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

How many ministries give guided tours of their own buildings? If you work in the beautiful Itamaraty Palace that houses the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, then its understandable. A proudly modern building in the 1960s, you approach via a footpath over a large pond that surrounds the front of the building. Large arches, cavernous halls, white wall to wall murals,... More 

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