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Palacio do Planalto

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Address: 4' andar, Brasilia, Federal District 70150-900, Brazil
Phone Number: 55 61 411 1201
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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This is a beautiful building and you definitely feel that it is still futuristic even though it was made over half a century ago. The walk around this area is worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a beautiful building and you definitely feel that it is still futuristic even though it was made over half a century ago. The walk around this area is worth it!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is the official residence of the president of Brazil. It stands on a peninsula by the lake away from the city. This is the first building completed in Brasilia by Oscar Niemeyer. I wish I had been able to visit it inside. It is located in a lovely park and guarded officially as it should.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Palácio do planalto is a great place to visit. It is interesting and full of art master pieces and the architecture is brilliant. It is worth visiting the palace but I tell you it is not the most beautiful and intersting one there.

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Lima, Peru
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75 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

So, this is where the president of Brasil Works, just go and enjoy the architecture, I recommend not to say a word of politics with the locals

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Trinidad
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Like walking inside a spaceship, the planetarium overlooks the national stadium contrasting in its surreal outer worldliness with the stolidity of the stadium

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I have been fascinated by the story of Brasilia since I was a small child. The amazing modern architecture does not disappoint, it's truly the only reason to go to Brasilia but a full day private tour is so worthwhile.

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Düsseldorf
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

One of those interesting architectal buildings that makes Brasilia famous. As the centre of power of Brasil, a must see, to remember any time you see fotos of Brasilia. Not extrodinary but interesting.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I visited this place on a Sunday during October 2013. The entry is free and you have to wait outside in the line and then seated in chain to enter. There are no English tours. It is a decent place to spend a morning (Sunday) getting to know of Brazilian presidents, Oscar Niemeyer works, Chairs, Sofas, Ramps, Arts and meeting... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Nice guided visit to the Presidential Palace, in this wonderful Oscar Niemeyer project. Visit all Sunday morning, from 9:30AM. Probably you will see the change of the guard.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

There are no English tours. All our guide did was point to furniture and rooms and say: ”this was designed by Oscar Niemeyer. This room accommodates up to 700 people. This is where Dilma Roussef works”. No historic facts or facts at all? I was expecting more.

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