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Itamaraty Palace
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Itamaraty Palace featuring a pond, modern architecture and a city

Take a tour of Brasília’s ministry of external relations and see works of art and one of the Federal District’s architectural masterpieces.

Enjoy a celebration of governmental process at the Itamaraty Palace. An architectural jewel in itself, the building is worth a visit just to see its minimalist concrete exterior. Join a tour, enjoy a collection of artworks and learn the story of this significant landmark.

The building was founded in 1970 as a modern home for Brazil’s ministry of external relations. It was designed by Oscar Niemeyer using columns and intricate windows to symbolize the strength and solidity of Brazilian parliament. Explore this building that today serves as a focal point for the country in international issues.

Visit at any hour to admire the visually captivating exterior of Niemeyer’s palace. The large concrete block is surrounded by plants and reflective pools of water, creating an impressive landscape. Take a walk around the perimeter and enjoy Amazonian gardens designed by Burle Marx alongside sculptures and marble blocks.

For a more in-depth experience, investigate the building on a tour, available in many languages. Explore an interior that includes such architectural delights as a weightless staircase that spans the foyer and a huge main hall that is unsupported by columns.

The tour takes you through the historical journey of Brazil’s government as well as a huge collection of public artworks. Learn from knowledgeable guides while viewing government relics such as the desk used for the signing of the Lei Aurea, which abolished slavery. As you tour, ask about the exquisite landscape and historic paintings that line the building’s walls.

Continue up to the roof garden where you’ll get a spectacular view of the Congress Building and beyond. From here you can plan your next government-themed visit while looking out toward the famous Three Powers Plaza and along the Ministries Esplanade.

Although admission to the Itamaraty Palace is free, visitors may enter only with a tour group. Tours last about an hour and should be booked ahead to ensure availability and language. Access the building by car or walk the short distance east from Brasília’s Central Station.

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