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Itamaraty Palace

Address: Esplanada dos Ministerios | Bloco H, Brasilia, Federal District 70170-900, Brazil
Phone Number: (61) 20308051
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Ranked #5 of 111 Attractions in Brasilia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Mon-Fri 3pm-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-2pm
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Mon-Fri 3pm-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-2pm

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Jamaica
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Having worked for a Brazilian Embassy abroad as a local employee, I had always wished to visit HQ. I took a guided tour in Portuguese with a very clear-speaking member of the Ministry of External Relations (Itamaraty) staff. Tours are available in English on request at set times. Our tour began at 10.00 a.m. and lasted one hour. The works... More 

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106 reviews 106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Any time you see the US president, or any other head of state, in Brasilia they are usually pictured inside this building. An eyeglasses manufacturer used images of the building as representing the future. This building is the ceremonial center for the Brasilian State Department. The US doesn't really have an equivalent. There are English tours. We happened to catch... More 

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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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94 reviews 94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 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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55 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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 reviews 9 reviews
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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