Itamaraty Palace, Brasilia

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The Itamaraty Palace (Portuguese: Palácio Itamaraty), also known as the Palace of the Arches (Palácio dos Arcos), is the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. It is located in the national capital of Brasília. The building was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated on April 21, 1970. It is located to the east of the National Congress building along the Ministries Esplanade, near the Praça dos Três Poderes (Three Powers Plaza).

The word "Itamaraty" is a word originating from the Nheengatu language. According to Navarro, it means "river of small stones", by joining ita (stone), Bantam (small) and ty (river). The name was also used for the former headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1899-1970) in Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Covering the first three floors of the building during the 45 minutes of the tour, it was just a nice easy walk (plenty of time for what is there to see actually) around the spacious floors & also...  more »
  • Beautiful building housing the Brazilian Ministry of the Exterior (State Department). The water features surrounding the building were full of pretty flowering plants. Right across the street from...  more »
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  • I had the opportunity to at 2015 be on the 2nd time on site and visit several public places in Brasilia. No doubt a beautiful place and very well designed. The place could be better used for public and tourist visits to the general population.
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