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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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Mon-Fri 3pm-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-2pm

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We came to a guided tour. The young lady apologized for her English but there was no reason at all: she was great. It's an amazing result of concrete architecture by Niemeyer who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Munich, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to a guided tour. The young lady apologized for her English but there was no reason at all: she was great. It's an amazing result of concrete architecture by Niemeyer who asked the builders the impossible! Like here: building arcades without columns- great master piece. Some inside sculptures are very nice like the lamp with cristals and some... More 

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Paris, France
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the good fortune of visiting Itamaraty as part of a professional visit to Brasilia. I've been in most of the main buildings here; of the government offices, ministries, palaces, etc...this is the one I prefer. The ministerial stairway is design perfection. Keep eyes open for original furniture, too...Worth the visit

Thank LJS_75018
Brasilia, DF
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Surprising architecture, with an amazing art gallery on the rooftop. It is suggest to get there on weekdays, because there is a chance it will be less crowded, and you should also avoid going if there are any riots or protests scheduled to happen. It is really close to the national congress building, and you should try to visit both... More 

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Paris, France
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79 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

At its heart it's a 60s office building but Niemeyer's art has turned it into a masterpiece: the giant arches are elegant but also a giant canopy protecting from the fierce tropical sun, the reflecting pool also brings some humidity, etc. Do not miss the shaded interior with its great spiral stairs.

1 Thank Bernard B
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The building outside is nice with the reflecting pool. The inside of the building is beautiful. Make sure you have an appointment. I think there is only one English tour a day. I ended up with the Portuguese tour but the tour guide was very nice. He went out of his way to explain a few things for me. You... More 

1 Thank Planecover
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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.

1 Thank Bahia123
Brasília, DF
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank CavalheiroDaniel
Lisbon. Portugal
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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!

3 Thank DVirella
Monterey, California
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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

Thank Heidi421970
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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