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Alvorada Palace

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Address: Avenida Presidencial s/n | Setor de Hoteis e Turismo Norte, Brasilia, Federal District 70150-000, Brazil
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+55 61 3411-2317
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Wed 14:30 - 16:45

Wed 3pm-5.30pm

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Presidential Palace

The official residence of the President of Brazil is another modernist building designed by Oscar Nedermeyer and built on Lake Paranoa. The marble columns have become a symbol of... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2016
Sydney, Canada

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is the official residence of the President of Brazil and was the first building to be completed by Oscar Niemeyer in 1958. Unfortunately, we were unable to enter because but did manage to see it from an official viewing post. It was still worth seeing.

Thank Brian M
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Niemeyer even from a distance but the Palace is still closed. But if you look for Niemeyer then also look for Bulcao. His Azulejos and murals are extraordinary.

Thank Sebastian K
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Just swung by today in an uber and it is closed due to the current impeachment proceedings. Enjoyed the rest of Brasilia and modern architecture though.

Thank fencrgrl
Sydney, Canada
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346 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The official residence of the President of Brazil is another modernist building designed by Oscar Nedermeyer and built on Lake Paranoa. The marble columns have become a symbol of the city. On the day we visited, we could only view from a distance, but we got a close up view of the guard, a member of the Dragons of Independance.

Thank Aafia
Ede, The Netherlands
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540 reviews
384 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

This palace was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and was the first building in Brazil to be inaugurated, even before the city itself. It may only be visited on one day in the week.

Thank Joop V
Sao Paulo, SP
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148 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Very inteeresting spot in the city of Brasilia! I was lucky to participate the guard exchange and taking of flags. Big garden with animals end fresh air!

Thank smrgy
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

I went on the public tour and absolutely loved the palace - it was a personal highlight of my trip Brasilia. You really get to see Niemeyer's architecture and design at its glory - as the palace is amazingly well kept (for obvious reasons as it's the President's residence!). The public tours are on Wednesday afternoons. The tours are free,... More 

1 Thank cosmic4444
Porto Alegre, RS
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445 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Going inside it's complicated as its only allowed Wednesday's , if you have the opportunity you should go . Otherwise be at the front of the palace 5:30pm and watch the flag removal process by the presidential soldiers . It's quite interesting and you might catch a nice sunset too

1 Thank PrettoMauricio
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 446 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Great architecture nice grounds but i was more intested in the Rea large ostrich tyre birds native to south american but that just me

Thank Steve S
Wellington, New Zealand
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487 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Be prepared to wait for an hour or so at a marshalling point before embarking on a short bus trip to the palace. The wait is well worth while. We travelled with a group of 15 and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our guide spoke Portuguese, Spanish and English and was very easy to understand. We were accompanied by a security guard... More 

Thank Peter C

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