|Palácio do Itamaraty|
Main façade of the Itamaraty Palace and its reflecting pool
|Alternative names||Palácio dos Arcos
(Palace of the Arches)
|Elevation||1,172 m (3,845 ft)|
|Current tenants||Ministry of External Relations|
|Construction started||September 12, 1960|
|Inaugurated||April 21, 1970|
|Height||49.24 ft (15.01 m)|
|Design and construction|
The Itamaraty Palace (Portuguese: Palácio do Itamaraty) 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.
- 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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