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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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Esplanada dos Ministerios Bloco H | Bloco H, Brasilia, Federal District 70170-900, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is the headquarters of the Ministry of External Relations and Foreign Affairs of Brazil. It is located in the national capital of Brasília and it was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated on April 21, 1970.

Thank SinceWed
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Itamar Palace just from the outside and during the day so I guess is much more interesting at night when it is illuminated.

Thank TravelWorldMap
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

If you are walking in the area, you may want to take the time to see this unique building from where the foreign affairs of Brazil are conducted.

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately, I was not abke to go in since I visited very late at night. However, this place is beautifully lit at night!

Thank Miguel E
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 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!

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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

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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 15 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 11 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.

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