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Itamaraty Palace

Esplanada dos Ministerios Bloco H | Bloco H, Brasilia, Federal District 70170-900, Brazil
+55 61 20308051
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Designed by Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated in 1970, Itamaraty Palace is the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the design conception, Ambassador Wladimir Murtinho was in charge of informing the architect about the needs that had to be addressed. The partnership was so successful that, up to this day, no structural changes have been made to the building for they have not been necessary. The structural calculation, which allowed for the construction of an impressive main hall, free of columns, was carried out by engineer Joaquim Cardoso. Itamaraty Palace was conceived with the purpose of introducing Brazil to foreign visitors; therefore, it was built only with national materials and their halls harbor works by Brazilian or naturalized Brazilian artists exclusively, such as Athos Bulcão, Alfredo Volpi, Bruno Giorgi, Frans Krajcberg, Franz Weissmann, Maria Martins, Mary Vieira, Iberê Camargo, Ione Saldanha, Rubem Valentim, Sérgio de Camargo, and Tomie Ohtake.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Esplanada dos Ministerios Bloco H | Bloco H, Brasilia, Federal District 70170-900, Brazil
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"foreign affairs"
in 7 reviews
"guided tour"
in 9 reviews
"oscar niemeyer"
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"enjoy the beauty"
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"pieces of art"
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"famous architect"
in 2 reviews
"great architecture"
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"ministry"
in 11 reviews
"sculptures"
in 9 reviews
"building"
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"portuguese"
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"masterpiece"
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"rooftop"
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"furniture"
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"brazil"
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"diplomatic"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brasilia itself is beautiful and Itamaraty's Palace could be consider one of the top building to visit. Project by Niemeyer, it helds great art pieces and a lot of history. A must visit place!

Thank Patriciaacioli
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

It’s well worth emailing the palace to arrange a tour and get to look inside this true architectural masterpiece. The spaces inside were as beautiful as the outside including this buildings features and rooftop garden. I took so many photos. I joined some diplomats on...More

Thank TheWanderBoy
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Really beutifuly architected complex,from the inside aswell as the outside.Inside you can see some exhibits like statues,sculptures etc.Make sure you get a guide,otherwise you wont get the needed informations about it,.

Thank Manche H
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

The decorations and artwork available is great! Many statues, paintings and tapestries. The hanging gardens are fabulous! We took a guided tour, the guide was great and very knowledgeable.

Thank Thiago R
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

I have been there countless times as a reporter and returned recently just to enjoy the beauty of the architecture and art collections scattered throughout. For foreigners, a guide is essential.

Thank Sonia M
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Itamaraty is the best palace to visit in Brasilia. It is full of sculptures, paintings, carpets, historic furniture and beautiful gardens. From the second floor there is a nice view to other famous buildings.

Thank Elias_Haddad
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is one of architect Oscar Niemeyers best designs IMHO. They do tours but you need to go on their schedule.

Thank Bernie G
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

My favorite building in Brasilia´s Esplanada. It´s beautiful on the outside and if you take a tour of the building itself you´ll see some amazing art, divine staircases and all of the wonders that make Oscar Niemeyer Brazil´s most famous architect. Call ahead to make...More

Thank JujuBsb
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

The Itamaraty Palace is the most beautiful public building in Brasília. This is so for its amazingly modern architecture and also because of the pieces of art and furniture displayed all over its many spacious rooms and lounges. There is also a roof top, with...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely to look at from outside the inside is interestingly spare in the main hall and oddly uncoordinated I the other though with the space to permit this. It contains a large Persian rug the gift of QEII, English Queen that is! Good views from...More

Thank davidmgeer
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