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“Great attraction”
Review of Itamaraty Palace

Itamaraty Palace
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$69.00*
and up
Rio de Janeiro Downtown Tour
Ranked #7 of 222 things to do in Brasilia
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Mon-Fri 3pm-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-2pm
Sao Paulo, SP
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great attraction”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

Let's start saying it's free to visit. Add to that all the stories around art, architecture and international affairs.
The place is beautiful and the guide has a great sense of humor. Recommended !

Visited November 2011
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Holmdel, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Must go!”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

It is beautiful and classy. Another art work by Oscar Niemeyer. You can take a tour for free, but must be properly dressed.

Visited May 2012
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São Paulo
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

Along with the cathedral perhaps one of the most beautiful buildings in Brasília, the open spaces and art work are beautiful!

Visited May 2012
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BRASILIA
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306 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Free tour by friendly people”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

Just turn up in working hours at the side door and you will be assigned an escort for a half-hour tour of the building, designed by Oscar Niemeyer (now over 100 years old and still working). Note the famous column-less concrete ceiling on the gound floor, the sweep of the impractical but superb staircase up to the first floor. Then admire the "reception" area open to the air on two sides (includes a few modern sculptures dotted around). The Palace serves basically as the office of the Foreign Minister and for important official occasions (visits by foreign dignitaries etc), while the everyday work is done in a nearby (yellow) building of no architectural merit whatsoever.

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Western North Carolina
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful Modern Structure”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

Itamaraty Palace is the Brazilian Foreign Ministry's protocol and ceremonial center. In this Niemeyer classic are numerous reception areas (mostly open to the outside) and beautiful covered gardens, with antique carpets and furniture from Brazil's colonial period. Call in advance to arrange a tour in English.

Visited January 2012
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