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Address: Esplanada dos Ministerios | Bloco H, Brasilia, Federal District 70170-900, Brazil
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(61) 20308051

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

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Another greart buiding by Oscar Niemeyer

The building was completed in 1970 and is the headquaters of the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Entrance is free but you need to be accompanied by a guide and hence you need register... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Brian M
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building was completed in 1970 and is the headquaters of the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Entrance is free but you need to be accompanied by a guide and hence you need register for the time of your entrance. The last tour starts at 17:00 hours. The building itself has that wow factor that makes you want to stay there longer... More 

Thank Brian M
Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Take a couple of hours to take the guided tour (no charge) of the Itamaraty Palace. It is, by far, the best place in Brasilia where you can summarize Brazilian modernism and history. Art, architecture, landscaping, museum -- it is all there. Enjoy!

Thank Régis d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Ahh, ahh - so stunning. The minute you enter the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building on a guided tour- in the full hour - you will be taken by awe. A wonderful sensorial experience with unique pieces of art. You won't forget the statue "metamorphosis".

Thank Sebastian K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

The Palace is beautiful inside and outside. There are guided tours in multiple languages. I recommend it! One of the best places to know in Brasilia.

Thank Gabrielgontijo
Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

I had a privileged guided visit with a diplomat friend and it was wonderful. The building itself is stunning. Niemeyer's modernism screams in every corner here. The wide, empty spaces are oppressively impressive and the contrast between the modern structure and the decoration (which includes ancient Japanese pieces and Imperial furniture, including the table in which Princess Isabel signed the... More 

Thank Gustavo C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful palace. Nice antique furniture and wonderful Persian carpets. Gorgeous sculpture " metamorfose". There are free guided tours.

Thank Carmem M
Buren, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Beside the Parliament Buildings, the Itamaraty Palace can not be missed if and when in Brasilia. Oscar Niemeyer designed the Ministry of Foreign Affair and gave it a stairway to heaven. This building is a concrete dream. And although he liked to copy his own work this one stands out. The outside is spectacular. The inside is of a similar... More 

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London, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

We didn't go inside this palace. However we went to see it during the day and at night. Night is easily much better with a beautiful orange glow around the building that is also reflected off the pool. During the day, the building just looked ugly and in need of freshening up!

1 Thank Worldlywisdom
Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Itamaraty Palace is the headquarters of the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations. Is is well known as one of the most beautiful examples of the work of famous architect Oscar Niemeyer. Niemeyer designed most of the buildings of the Federal Government in Brasilia. I am not particularly found of his style, but Itamaraty Palace is an exception. The Palace proper... More 

1 Thank Rubem A
Omer, Israel
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

I am not a Brasilian taxpayer so I can't really complain - but I felt offended about the way visitors are treated. Monuments are widely advertised (some times even boisterously) but many are closed to the public without any publicity. Famous churches are closed even during the hours stated on their doors. The fact that Itamaraty is closed was stated... More 

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