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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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Guided tour

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Brasilia, DF
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Brasilia, DF
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Jamaica
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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106 reviews 106 reviews
55 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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