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Palacio do Planalto

4' andar, Brasilia, Federal District 70150-900, Brazil
55 61 411 1201
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Ranked #16 of 130 attractions in Brasilia
Type: Government Buildings
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Chennai (Madras), India
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Curitiba, PR
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Melbourne, Australia
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134 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

There is no doubt the exterior of this edifice is still appeals but it is inside that one marvels. Was worth the short wait to take the free tour on Sunday morning. From the foyers to the stairwell, there is plenty inside to please any architecture buff. Would love some of the furniture at home !

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Lisbon, Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

You can take guided tours for free that are totally worth it. Beside Niemeyer, you can also see some interesting pieces of furniture designed by him and by other famous Brazilian architectures

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Brasilia, DF
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Every wednesday, guided tours to the residence of Brazil's president's! It worth the visit, specially if there are lines(most of the time)!

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Holmdel, New Jersey
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74 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

This is another work by Oscar Niemeyer, but not my favorite. We did not go inside, but it can be equally appreciated from the outside. This is were President Dilma Roussef has her offices and she was working there when we visited.

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São Paulo
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

As most Niemayer's works this is a beautiful building, but not Ractical to work in! The guided tours (as in all other public buildings of the monumental axis) are surprisingly nice!

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Brasilia, DF
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

If you are in Brasilia you have to see it. After all it is the Brazilian equivalent to the White House or the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires.

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Porto Alegre, Brazil
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

We, Brazilians, are usually not very proud of our politicians. But we should be proud of the building that houses the offices of the President of Brazil. It is a remarkable building designed by Oscar Niemeyer and a must-see attraction to those who visit Brasília.

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