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Itamaraty Palace

Itamaraty Palace
Palácio do Itamaraty
Main façade of the Itamaraty Palace and its reflecting pool
Itamaraty Palace is located in Brasília
Itamaraty Palace
Location in the Plano Piloto of Brasília.
Alternative names Palácio dos Arcos
(Palace of the Arches)
General information
Architectural style Modernist
Location Brasília
Country Brazil
Elevation 1,172 m (3,845 ft)
Current tenants Ministry of External Relations
Construction started September 12, 1960
Inaugurated April 21, 1970
Client Brazilian government
Owner Brazilian government
Height 49.24 ft (15.01 m)
Technical details
Floor count 3
Design and construction
Architect Oscar Niemeyer

The Itamaraty Palace () is the headquarters of the Ministry of External Relations 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).

See also


  • A arquitetura do Palácio do Itamaraty (1959-1970) Rossetti, Eduardo Pierrotti. Ministry of External Relations of Brazil. Retrieved on 2012-03-27. (Portuguese).

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